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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Commission awards 26 action grants to LIFE Climate Action projects

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News The European Commission has awarded 26 action grants worth €36.75 million to support climate change mitigation, adaptation and climate governance and information projects covering 22 Member States

Ahead of the landmark UN climate conference in Paris at the end of this month, the European Commission has awarded action grants to 26 climate change projects from across the EU.

The projects range from peatlands restoration in Latvia to flood prevention in Italy and from sustainable asphalt manufacturing in Spain to reducing emissions from dairy farming in Belgium, Luxembourg and Denmark, among many other topics.

Covering 22 Member States, the projects represent a total investment of some €73.9 million, of which the EU will provide €36.75 million in co-funding. Four more projects are to be awarded in 2015, using up the planned annual budget of €44.26 million.

EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete said: “These projects demonstrate EU support for practical ways to meet our climate objectives. They show that innovative ideas to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change are being put into practice across Europe. Ahead of the Paris summit, the LIFE programme contributes to finding new solutions for a low-carbon, resource-efficient and climate-resilient economy.”

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Source :  europa.eu/clima


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