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LIFE - sub-programme “Nature and Biodiversity”
|Parent program||LIFE – Programme for the Environment and Climate Action|
|Link to the program||cinea.ec.europa.eu|
Content of program
The Nature and Biodiversity sub-programme will aim at the protection and restoration of Europe’s nature and halting and reversing biodiversity loss. Thus, the LIFE Nature and Biodiversity sub-programme will continue to fund nature conservation projects, in particular in the areas of biodiversity, habitats and species. It will support projects that contribute to the implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats directives, and in particular the development and management of the Natura 2000 network, and the IAS Regulation, and will support achieving the objectives of the EU’s biodiversity strategy for 2030, part of the EU Green Deal.
The sub-programme “Nature and Biodiversity” will aim:
LIFE has been a key tool supporting the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives since 1992 and has been instrumental and, in some cases crucial, to ensure the establishment of the Natura 2000 network.
The Nature Directives' fitness check, the Action plan for nature, people, and the economy as well as the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 20309 underline the need to increase funding for nature and biodiversity.
The sub-programme Nature and Biodiversity will contribute to European Union objectives for the protection, maintenance and restoration of the Union’s natural capital in its marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, as outlined in the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Bern Convention. In particular, it will contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, the Regulation on Invasive Alien Species as well as relevant objectives under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Water Framework Directive, and the European strategy for Outermost Regions.
|Expected effects and impacts|
The sub-programme for nature and biodiversity will mainly be implemented through the following types of actions:
The above types of actions can cover:
The actions above will target, among others, the implementation of the EU Habitats and Birds Directive and the Invasive Alien Species Regulation, the reversing of the decline of pollinators, the restoration of degraded and carbon-rich ecosystems and the improvement of health and resilience of forests.
|Regions / countries for funding||Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT), EU Member States|
Moldova (Moldova), Island (Ísland), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Ukraine (Україна)
|Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Education and training institution, Other, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), International organization, Research Institution incl. University|
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Natural persons are not eligible to apply.
International organisations are eligible. The rules on eligible countries do not apply to them.
|Topics||Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation, Air Quality, Biodiversity & Environment, Climate & Climate Change, Water quality & management, Circular Economy, Natural Resources, Disaster Prevention, Resilience, Risk Management|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|Program documents|| LIFE Multiannual Work Programme 2021-2024 - DE (904kB)
Verordnung (EU) 2021/783 zur Einrichtung des Programms für die Umwelt- und Klimapolitik (LIFE) (884kB)
LIFE Multiannual Work Programme 2021-2024 - EN (953kB)
Regulation 2021/783 establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) (904kB)
|Contact||European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) - LIFE |