The LIFE Programme is the financial instrument supporting environmental and climate action projects through the European Union.
The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, the updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing project with European added value.
EU regulation no. 2021/783 launched the sixth phase of LIFE for the period 2021-2027. The European Commission (DG Environment & DG Climate Action) manage the LIFE programme together with CINEA (the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency).
The LIFE Programme is divided into two sub-programme: Environment and Climate action.
LIFE Environment is divided into Nature and biodiversity and Circular economy and quality of life.
LIFE Climate action is divided into Climate change mitigation and adaptation and Clean energy transition.
1992: years of birth of LIFE
5300: co-funded projects
5,6: billions of € cofinanced
6: phases of LIFE (LIFE I, LIFE II, LIFE III, LIFE+, LIFE, LIFE)