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EESC mid-term evaluation of the LIFE programme

Feb 20, 2017 | News

(20 February 2017) – The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has published its conclusions and recommendations on LIFE, the EU’s main programme for the environment and climate action.


The EESC reiterates its strong statement in favour of retaining and further developing a standalone EU funding programme for the environment, biodiversity protection and enhancement, resource efficiency, sustainable development, communication and information, and funding for environmental non-governmental organisations.

Over the last 25 years, the LIFE programme has been instrumental in European environmental policy, and increasingly in sustainability policy as well.

According to the EESC, it is fair to say that it has become part and parcel of the EU’s environmental policy, which it has strengthened considerably.

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