In order to support environmental protection, climate change and clean energy transition the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmun Vella said “with more funding, we can better address these concerns, speed up the transition to a circular economy and reduce our footprint on nature and biodiversity”. To do so, the Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on the LIFE programme.
The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.
The LIFE programme is among the EU funding programmes for which the Commission has proposed the largest proportional increase for the period 2021-2027. Raising the level of ambition for climate financing, the Commission has also proposed the contribution of at least 25% of EU expenditure across all EU programmes to climate objectives.
This new LIFE programme shall:
- Continue to support the transition to a circular economy and enhanced climate change mitigation,
- Focus on supporting the clean energy transition,
- Focus on nature and biodiversity,
- Propose a simple and flexible approach.
The provisional agreement is now subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and the Council.