LIFE Programme is 30!!!
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. It began in 1992 and so far has co-financed more than 5 500 projects in the field of environmental protection.
The new LIFE programme phase (2021-2027) has four sub-programmes:
- Nature and biodiversity
- Circular economy and quality of life
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Clean energy transition
The European Commission has increased LIFE funding by almost 60% for 2021 – 2027.
It now stands at €5.4 billion
The EUROPARC Federation & LIFE
There are various LIFE Programmes EUROPARC is currently involved in:
1. LIFE UrbanGreeningPlans (2021-2023)
The LIFE UrbanGreeningPlans project aims to pave the way for urban areas throughout Europe to include Green Infrastructure, Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and the promotion of healthy ecosystems in their urban planning. The project supports one of EUROPARC’s main messages: the value of green (peri-)urban spaces for our daily physical and mental well being.
2. LIFE Natur’Adapt (2018-2023)
Natur’Adapt aims at triggering a transition towards the adaptive management of Protected Areas while laying the foundations of a dynamic collective learning process.
Join us in France at the EUROPARC Conference organised in the framework of the LIFE Natur’Adapt Project, focusing on Climate Change Adaptation in and around Protected Areas.
More information will come soon – stay tuned!
3. LIFE ENABLE (2021-2024)
The LIFE ENABLE project will provide learning opportunities for Natura 2000 and Protected Area managers, to become more effective, competent and confident nature management professionals. It will create the European Nature Academy, a European training hub for nature managers that will continue beyond the lifetime of the project.