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LIFE Programme

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. On 21 May 2022 it turned thirty

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Find the answers to the most recurrent questions about project implementation.

Projects and results

Prizes that recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in three categories: climate action, environment and nature protection.

Support provided by the LIFE Programme to European non-profit making entities through operating grants.


The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings.

European initiative to support municipalities, local authorities and their groupings across Europe to develop investment concepts to accelerate investments in sustainable energy.

CINEA manages several initiatives (Concerted Actions, Consultation Forums) to support the implementation of EU energy policies.

Green Advisory Service for Sustainable Investments Support


Learn about what LIFE is and how it will help to build environment and climate action.

Links to legal documents and background information.

Data protection rules for the LIFE programme (2014-2020) and (2021-2028)

Contacts and national contact points

Sign up for our LIFE newsletters (LIFE Programme and Clean Energy) and browse previous editions

On 21 May 2022 the LIFE programme will turn thirty. Check out here how you can be part of it


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The #LIFEis30 podcast series celebrates thirty years of nature protection, environmental and climate action projects under the LIFE Programme. 

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The team behind LIFE Peat Restore has revived around 5 300 hectares of drained and degraded peatlands in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. 



General publications | | European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
General publications | | European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency