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Final approval of the new LIFE Programme

May 3, 2021 | News

(03 May 2021) – On Friday, the European Parliament approved the deal with Member States on LIFE Programme, which will allow it to invest €5.4 billion in climate and environmental projects over the next seven years.

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The LIFE programme is among the EU funding programmes for which the Commission proposed the largest proportional increase for the period 2021-2027.

The total budget allocated for LIFE – the only programme at EU-level solely dedicated to the environment and climate – will be split between €3.5 billion for environmental activities and €1.9 billion for climate action.

The Commission will ensure that LIFE projects especially support Member States with so far low participation. Improving the national contact points will hence contribute to a geographical balance across the EU.

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