New LIFE Regulation published: programme continues to 2020
The new LIFE Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, the official record of EU legislation.
- The Regulation – which was published on 20 December 2013 – establishes the Environment and Climate Action sub-programmes of the LIFE Programme for the next funding period, 2014â€“2020. The budget for the period is set at €3.4 billion in current prices.
- The ‘Environment’ strand of the new programme covers three priority areas: environment and resource efficiency; nature and biodiversity; and environmental governance and information. The ‘Climate Action’ strand covers climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; and climate governance and information.
- The new regulation also establishes eligibility and the criteria for awards as well as a basis for selecting projects. The programme is open to the participation of third countries and provides for activities outside the EU. It also provides a framework for cooperation with international organisations.
Source: EU LIFE