About the sub-program

Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Program: LIFE

The Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation sub-programme will contribute to the transition to a sustainable, energy-efficient, renewable energy-based, climate-neutral and sustainable economy, thereby contributing to sustainable development.


Detailed information

The sub-program "Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation" includes parts:

Mitigation of the consequences of climate change

The climate subprogram supports projects in the fields of agriculture, land use, peatland management, renewable energy sources, and energy efficiency.

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

The subprogramme also promotes integrated approaches to the implementation of climate change mitigation strategies and action plans at regional or national levels.

Adaptation to climate change

The LIFE program co-finances projects in the areas of urban adaptation and land-use planning, infrastructure resilience, sustainable water management in drought-prone areas, flood and coastal management, resilience of the agricultural, forestry and tourism sectors and/or supporting the outermost regions of the EU: preparedness for extreme weather phenomena, especially in coastal areas.

It provides grants for best practices, pilot and demonstration projects that promote resilience to climate change.

The climate sub-programme also promotes integrated projects that implement the EU's climate change adaptation policy and strategy.

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