LIFE clean energy transition and climate change adaptation and mitigation
A new multi-annual financial framework started in 2021, which will last until 2027. The new LIFE Programme consists of four sub-programmes: Nature & Biodiversity, Circular Economy & Quality of Life, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption and Clean Energy Transition (CET).
The actions previously funded under the Energy Efficiency part of Horizon 2020 have moved to the LIFE Programme, under the sub-programme Clean Energy Transition.
This sub-programme will aim at facilitating the transition toward an energy-efficient, renewable energy-based, climate-neutral and-resilient economy by funding coordination and support actions across Europe. These actions, aim at breaking market barriers that hamper the socio-economic transition to sustainable energy, typically engaging multiple small and medium-size stakeholders, multiple actors including local and regional public authorities and non-profit organisations, and involving consumers.
The Clean Energy Transition sub-programme will contribute to the implementation of the energy-related actions of the Green Deal, including the ‘Renovation wave’ initiative for the building sector and will give due consideration to territories not connected to the European grids such as the EU outermost regions. It will contribute to the Just Transition objectives by accompanying the territories and the groups of citizens negatively affected by the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, by building capacity of actors and fostering clean energy investments, mainly in energy efficiency and locally available, sustainable, renewable energy sources.
The LIFE Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation sub-programme will contribute to the transformation of the Union into a climate-neutral and resilient society, by supporting the implementation of the EU's climate policy as part of the European Green Deal and preparing the EU for the climate challenges in the coming years and decades.
This session will give an overview of the first LIFE CET and LIFE Climate Work Programmes and will highlight the main steps, deadlines and sources of information. A dedicated Info Day providing more detailed information will be organised soon after the call opening.