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Negotiations for Ukraine’s participation in the LIFE programme

Mar 31, 2022 | News

(31 March 2022) – The European Commission is starting today negotiations with Ukraine to offer the country the possibility to join the LIFE programme for climate and environment.

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The LIFE programme aims notably to contribute to the shift towards a sustainable economy, to protect the environment, to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.

By joining the LIFE programme, Ukraine will be able to benefit from financing to help restore its environment after the destruction brought about by the Russian invasion, be it pollution, destruction of ecosystems, or other long-term effects.

The decision was conveyed today by Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, to his Ukrainian counterpart, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ruslan Strilets.

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