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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Energy, Environment, Information, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Banks, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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LIFE Climate Action aims to:
– contribute to the shift towards a resource-efficient, low- carbon and climate-resilient economy,
– to improve the development, implementation and enforcement of Union climate policy and legislation,
– to act as a catalyst for, and promote, the integration and mainstreaming of climate objectives into other Union policies and public and private sector practice
– and to support better climate governance at all levels.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To contribute to the development and implementation of Union policy on climate change adaptation
– To improve the knowledge base for the development, assessment, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of effective climate change adaptation actions and measures
– To facilitate the development and implementation of integrated approaches, such as for climate change adaptation strategies and action plans, at local, regional or national level
– To contribute to the development and demonstration of innovative climate change adaptation technologies, systems, methods and instruments that are suitable for
being replicated, transferred or mainstreamed

– Cross-border management of floods, fostering collaborative agreements based on the EU Floods Directive
– Trans-boundary coastal management, with emphasis on densely populated deltas and coastal cities
– Mainstreaming adaptation into urban land use planning, building layouts and natural resources management
– Mountain and island areas, with emphasis on sustainable and resilient agricultural, forestry and tourism sectors
– Sustainable management of water; Combating desertification and forest fires in drought-prone areas

Among financed actions

* Type of projects: traditionnal projects including
– Best practice projects
– Demonstration projects
– Pilot projects

* Actions
– Developing and implementing local adaptation strategies and action plans, such as those linked to the urban adaptation initiative
– Low emission projects contributing at the same time to climate mitigation and adaptation as well as nature conservation and biodiversity objectives in urban areas;
– Developing and deploying innovative adaptation technologies in urban areas, including in the water, energy and construction sectors;
– Promoting and developing green infrastructure in cities, including combating the urban heat island effect and/or controlling flood risks