The Environment and Climate Action Program (LIFE) is the financial instrument of the European Union dedicated to the environment for the period 2014-2020. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed more than 4.500 projects. For the 2014-2020 financing period, LIFE will contribute approximately 3.4 billion euros to the protection of the environment and the climate.
A total of 823 projects have been funded in Spain, in all periods, with a total investment of the European Union of 663M €. These projects represent a total investment of 1.412 million euros, of which 663 million come from the European Union.
Its overall objective is based on catalyzing changes in the development and application of policies by providing solutions and best practices to achieve environmental and climate objectives, as well as by promoting innovative technologies in the field of environment and climate change . It must also support the implementation of the General Environment Program of the Union until 2020 “Living well, respecting the limits of our planet.”
The LIFE Program is managed by the European Commission, the National Authority in the Spanish State being the Ministry of ecological transition.
LIFE Ministerio de Transición Ecológica
LIFE Comisión Europea
The LIFE Program is divided into two subprograms with three priority areas each. In the 2017 call for proposals, Spain has 35 approved projects with 114 proposals submitted.
- Environment subprogram
- Environment and Efficiency in the Use of Resources
- Climate Change Mitigation
- Nature and Biodiversity
- Environmental Governance and Information
- Climate Action Subprogram
- Adaptation to Climate Change
- Climate Governance and Information
The LIFE 4FILM project has a total approved budget of more than 4,5 million euros to be executed between 2018 and 2020 in the Environment and Efficiency in the Use of Resources subprogramme.