LIFE is the EU’s funding programme dedicated to the environment and climate action.
This call supports projects that contribute to the socially just and sustainable transition towards a climate neutral economy by 2050.
The topics under this call for proposals concern LIFE Standard Action Projects (SAPs).SAPs represent the ‘traditional LIFE projects’ aimed to:
− develop, demonstrate and promote innovative techniques, methods and approaches‘ Innovative techniques, methods and approaches’ means solutions which are new when compared to the state of the art at Member State and sector level and which are implemented at an operational scale and under conditions that allow the achievement of the impacts set out in the award criterion ’Impact’ first paragraph
− contribute to the knowledge base and to the application of best practice ‘Best practice’ means solutions, techniques, methods and approaches which are appropriate, cost-effective and state of the art (at Member State and sector level), and which are implemented at an operational scale and under conditions that allow the achievement of the impacts set out in the award criterion ’Impact’ first paragraph
- support the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the EU legislation and policy, including by improving governance at all levels, in particular through enhancing capacities of public and private actors and the involvement of civil society
− catalyse the large-scale deployment of successful technical and policy related solutions for implementing the EU legislation and policy by replicating results, integrating related objectives into other policies and into public and private sector practices, mobilising investment and improving access to finance.
1. Actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System6, including the reduction of use of fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances
2. Actions which enhance the functioning of the existing EU Emissions Trading System and which have an impact on energy and greenhouse gas intensive industrial production
3. Increase the generation and use of renewable energy and improvement of energy efficiency (as far as not covered by specific calls under the Clean Energy Transition sub-programme)
4. The development of land and sea management practices which have an impact on emissions and removals of emissions, conservation and enhancement of natural carbon sinks
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) and be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
The typical duration of the project is 2 to 5 years. Maximum project duration: 10 years
The total call budget is EUR 30,000,000 and the Commission will fund 14 projects.