Climate Change Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation

The Climate change mitigation and adaptation sub-programme will contribute to the transition to a sustainable, energy efficient, climate neutral and sustainable economy based on renewable energy sources, thus contributing to sustainable development.

Climate change mitigation

This sub-programme supports projects in the areas of agriculture, land use, peatland management, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

This provides support to pilot projects, demonstration projects and best practice projects that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, implementation and development of EU policies and legislation, best practices and solutions.

The sub-program also promotes integrated approaches for the implementation of climate change mitigation strategies and action plans at regional or national level.

Adaptation to climate change

The LIFE program co-finances projects in the areas of urban adaptation and land use planning, resilience and infrastructure, sustainable water management in drought-prone areas, coast and flood management, resilience of the agricultural, forestry and tourism sectors, and support to the EU’s outermost regions. This develops preparedness for extreme weather conditions, especially in coastal areas.

Provides action grants for best practice projects, pilot projects and demonstration projects that contribute to increasing resilience to climate change.

The Climate sub-program also supports integrated projects implementing EU policies and strategies for climate change adaptation.

Environmental management and information

The program co-finances projects that support the work of the European Climate Pact, sustainable financial activities, awareness raising and training and capacity building, knowledge development and stakeholder participation in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

LIFE provides action grants for information projects, dissemination projects and climate awareness projects. This includes public and stakeholder support for EU policy-making, supporting communication, information management and dissemination to facilitate knowledge sharing and the establishment of cooperation platforms, thus providing training and encouraging the development and dissemination of best practices and policy approaches.

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