Annual Compilations of 2015 LIFE projects published

06/12/2016
The Annual Compilations of new LIFE projects are now online. From the 2015 call for proposals, the European Commission is investing over €220 million in 144 green and low-carbon projects in Member States.

The LIFE programme for Environment and Climate Action is co-funding 110 projects under the sub-programme for the Environment. These include 56 projects under the LIFE Environment & Resource Efficiency strand; 39 projects under LIFE Nature & Biodiversity;  and 15 LIFE Environmental Governance & Information projects.

LIFE is co-funding 34 projects under the sub-programme for Climate Action. These include 16 LIFE Climate Change Adaptation projects, 12 LIFE Climate Change Mitigation projects and six LIFE Climate Governance and Information projects.

The four Annual Compilations (Environment, Nature, Information and Climate Action) include one-page descriptions of every single project co-funded by LIFE in the 2015 call. They can be downloaded from the LIFE website.

The 56 LIFE Environment & Resource Efficiency projects will mobilise €142.2 million, of which the EU will provide €71.9 million. These projects cover actions in five thematic areas: air, environment and health, resource efficiency, waste and water. The 21 resource efficiency projects alone will mobilise €43.0 million that will facilitate Europe's transition to a more circular economy.

View: LIFE Environment & Resource Efficiency 2015 >>

The 39 LIFE Nature & Biodiversity projects support the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives and the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. They have a total budget of €158.1 million, of which the EU will contribute €95.6 million.

View: LIFE Nature & Biodiversity 2015 >>

The 15 LIFE Environmental Governance & Information projects will raise awareness on environmental matters. They have a total budget of €23.2 million, of which the EU will contribute €13.8 million.

View: LIFE Environmental Governance & Information 2015 >>

The 16 LIFE Climate Change Adaptation projects will mobilise €32.9 million, of which the EU will provide €19.4 million. These action grants are awarded to projects in five thematic areas: agriculture/forestry/tourism, adaptation in mountain/island areas, urban adaptation/planning, vulnerability assessments/adaptation strategies, and water.

The 12 LIFE Climate Change Mitigation projects have a total budget of €35.3 million, of which the EU will contribute €18.0 million. These action grants are awarded to best practice, pilot and demonstration projects in three thematic areas: energy, industry and land use/forestry/agriculture.

The 6 LIFE Climate Governance and Information projects will improve governance  and raise awareness of climate change. They have a total budget of €6.9 million, of which the EU will contribute €4.1 million.  

View: LIFE Climate Action projects 2015 >>

 

More information: ec.europa.eu/environment