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Climate Governance and Information
LIFE - sub-programme “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation”
Estimated EU contribution per project
between € 700,000.00 and € 2,000,000.00
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The present Call topic targets Standard Action Projects (SAP) aimed at achieving the objectives of the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation sub-programme.
LIFE Climate Change Governance and Information supports the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the Union legislation and policy on climate change, contributing to climate change mitigation and/or adaptation. This includes improving governance through enhancing the capacities of public and private actors and the involvement of civil society.
Activities for the sole purpose of raising the awareness of certain groups are deemed insufficient to achieve these objectives, and are therefore not encouraged. Projects which set out to develop tools or studies must include specific and concrete action to implement these tools and studies during the duration of the project.
Expected effects and impacts
All LIFE projects will have to report on their expected outputs and impacts taking into account the LIFE Key Performance indicators (KPIs). These KPIs will contribute to evaluating the impact of the LIFE project on an environmental but also socio- economic level (e.g. via actions impacting the local economy and population). Please review the indicators in Part C of the eGrant application and complete them with the estimated impact of the project. More detailed information will be requested during the project implementation time.
Areas of intervention:
- Support to the operation of the European Climate Pact
- Incentivising behavioural change, mainstream emission reduction and resource and energy efficiency actions
- Awareness-raising activities addressing adaptation and mitigation needs
- Activities linked to the development and implementation of the Sustainable Finance actions
- Greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting
- Implementation/further development of national 2030 climate and energy strategies and/or mid-century strategies
- Development and implementation of greenhouse gas accounting and climate change mitigation in the land use sector
- Assessment of the functioning of the EU ETS
- Building capacity, raising awareness among end-users and the equipment distribution chain of fluorinated greenhouse gases
- Climate policy monitoring, assessment and ex-post evaluation
Regions / countries for funding
Moldova (Moldova), Island (Ísland), Ukraine (Україна)
Education and training institution, International organization, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
- non-EU countries:
- listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
- the coordinator must be established in an eligible country
Natural persons are NOT eligible (with the exception of self-employed persons, i.e. sole traders, where the company does not have legal personality separate from that of the natural person).
International organisations are eligible. The rules on eligible countries do not apply to them.
EU bodies — EU bodies (with the exception of the European Commission Joint Research Centre) can NOT be part of the consortium.
other eligibility criteria
Financial support to third parties is allowed under the following conditions:
- the calls must be open, published widely and conform to EU standards concerning transparency, equal treatment, conflict of interest and confidentiality
Relevance for EU Macro-Region
EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
2 to 5 years
Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section. Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Project acronym — Your project acronym must include the word LIFE.
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
- Application Form Part A — contains administrative information about the participants (future coordinator, beneficiaries and affiliated entities) and the summarised budget for the project (to be filled in directly online)
- Application Form Part B — contains the technical description of the project (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded)
- Part C (to be filled in directly online) containing additional project data
- Mandatory annexes and supporting documents (to be uploaded):
- detailed budget table
- participant information
- Optional annexes
- letters of support
- cofinancing declarations
- Description of sites
- Description of species and habitats
- Activity Annual report
- Other annexes (for example: lifecylce analysis, business plans etc.)
Proposals are limited to maximum 120 pages (Part B).
The maximum funding rate (% of eligible costs) is 60% with the following exceptions:
- 67% for projects targeting both priority and non-priority habitats and/or species
- 75% for projects targeting exclusively priority habitats and/or species