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News article21 April 20212 min read

LIFE Awards 2021 jury announced

The European Commission has revealed the jury members for the LIFE Awards 2021.

LIFE Awards jury

The European Commission has revealed the jury members for the LIFE Awards 2021. This 15th edition of the Awards recognises excellence in three categories: nature protection, environment and climate action. The three jury members are: 

  • Bas Eickhout - Member of the European Parliament, vice-chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety 
  • Ester Asin - Director at WWF European Policy Office 
  • Janez Potočnik - Former European Commissioner for the Environment, co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP) 

A ceremony announcing the winners will take place on 2 June as part of EU Green Week.  

The finalists 
As previously announced, the 15 finalists for this year’s LIFE Awards are: 

Nature protection: 

LIFE-GREEN4GREY Green and blue infrastructure enhancing biodiversity and curbing climate change 

LIFE ElClimA An improved habitat and existence for the Eleonora’s falcon  

LIFE ENERGY Helping birds to avoid colliding with power lines 

Lille Vildmose Restoring the largest raised bog in lowland northwest Europe 

TARTALIFE Preventing sea turtles from getting caught up in fishing nets 


Hg-rid-LIFE Reducing poisonous mercury emissions from dental clinics 

LIFE+ INADAR Boosting biodiversity on riverbanks near hydropower stations 

LIFE Impetus Reducing pharmaceutical compounds from urban wastewater treatment plants 

LIFE REUSING POSIDONIA Using dried seagrass as an effective and inexpensive thermal housing insulation 

LIFE TRiFOCAL London Communications campaign to prevent food waste, promote healthy eating, and encourage food waste recycling 

Climate action: 

LIFE - CLEAN HEAT Reducing emissions like soot and smoke coming from private wood burning 

LIFE ADAPT2CLIMA Helping Mediterranean farmers to adapt to climate change 

LIFE FORECCAsT Helping foresters put in place climate change adaptation strategies 

LIFE FRANCA Making the shift from flood response to flood prevention in the Italian Alps 

Life LowCarbon Feed  Producing two new goat feeds from food waste 

Who won last year? 

Learn about the 2020 winners. 

Where can I find out more? 

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Publication date
21 April 2021
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