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News article30 May 2022European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

EU reveals LIFE Awards 2022 winners

Today, the LIFE Programme announced the five winners of the annual LIFE Awards at a ceremony held during EU Green Week - Europe’s key environmental event.

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THE WINNERS

LIFE Award for Nature:

  • LIFE-KEDROS - enhancing the conservation status and resilience of cedar forests at risk from climate change in Cyprus 

LIFE Award for Environment:

  • Clean Sea LIFE – an awareness-raising project to reduce marine litter along Italian coasts 

LIFE Award for Climate Action:

  • LIFE VinEcoS - boosting biodiversity on vineyards in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, to make them more climate-resilient

LIFE CITIZENS’ PRIZE

The LIFE Citizens’ Prize saw the public vote for their preferred project online.

Clean Sea LIFE won the popular vote for its awareness-raising actions that helped reduce marine litter along Italian coastal areas.

LIFE AND NATURA 2000 AWARD

The LIFE and Natura 2000 award went to the LIFE to alvars project. The team restored 2 500 hectares of alvar grassland in Estonia – roughly 25% of the global total – by removing woodlands and forests that developed spontaneously on these sites.

Find out more about the winners and finalists here.

Read the official press release here.