European Commission provides €281.4 million for 248 new environment projects

The European Commission has approved funding for 248 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund.

  • The projects have been submitted by beneficiaries in 26 Member States and cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, climate change, environmental policy and information and communication on environmental issues across all 27 Member States.
  • Overall, they represent a total investment of some €556.4 million, of which the EU will provide €281.4 million.
  • The Commission received some 1 159 applications from the 27 EU Member States in response to its latest call for proposals, which closed in September 2012.
  • Of these, 248 were selected for co-funding through the programme’s three components: LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity (92 projects, including 10 Biodiversity projects), LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (146 projects, including 29 directly tackling climate change) and LIFE+ Information and Communication (10 projects).

Environment and Climate: Commission invests EUR 281.4 million in new environment and climate projects
Full details on each of the new Nature & Biodiversity projects
Full details on each of the new Environment Policy & Governance projects
Full details on each of the new Information & Communication projects


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