The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.

The LIFE multiannual work programme for 2014-2017 sets the framework for the next four years for the management of the new LIFE Programme 2014-2020. It contains an indicative budget, explains the selection methodology for projects and for operating grants and establishes outcome indicators for the two LIFE sub-programmes – for Environment and for Climate Action. The total budget for funding projects during the period covered amounts to €1.1 billion under the sub-programme for Environment and €0.36 billion under the sub-programme for Climate Action.

Sub-programmes for Environment:

  1. Environment and Resource Efficiency
  2. Nature and Biodiversity
  3. Environmental Governance and Information

Sub-programmes for Climate Action:

  1. Climate Change Mitigation
  2. Climate Change Adaptation
  3. Climate Governance and Information

More information about LIFE

Administration of Latvian Environmental Protection Fund is national contact point of LIFE program and also organizes call proposals for national co-financing of LIFE program.