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News article22 February 2024European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency1 min read

LIFE Strategic Projects receive over €233 million EU funding

The European Commission is set to fund twelve new innovative Strategic Projects across Europe, investing over €233 million. 

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The funding will be used by the twelve major nature, environment and climate action projects to achieve their objectives.  

The projects are set to be implemented in Bulgaria, Czechia, Ireland (2), Spain, France, Italy, Lithuania, Austria, Poland, and Finland (2). 

These new additions to the LIFE portfolio represent a significant step towards realising the EU's ambitious goal of becoming a climate-neutral continent by 2050. They are not just projects, but catalysts for change that will accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable and resilient future. 

The Strategic Projects align with and support several key EU strategies and directives. They contribute to the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, a comprehensive plan aimed at protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. They also support the Water Framework Directive, the Nature Restoration Law, the Air Quality Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, and contribute to a clean energy transition.  

Three new LIFE projects focused on environment are set to engage in protecting marine areas in Ireland, improving air quality in Poland, and enhancing water quality in Lithuania. 

In the field of climate action, additional three new projects will strive to achieve Finland’s 2035 carbon-neutrality goal, boost climate adaptation efforts in the Pyrenees region of Spain and assist six Bulgarian municipalities in transitioning to a climate-neutral society. 

In the realm of nature and biodiversity, six new projects will be taking place. These initiatives span from addressing biodiversity loss in France and Finland, protecting Natura 2000 sites across Northern Italy and Ireland, reversing negative trends in species’ decline in Czechia, to restoring peatlands in Austria. 

For more information, check out the European Commission's press release

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