LIFE programme

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action created in 1992.

The programme has been delegated to the new European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency.

Visit the new LIFE website under CINEA.


  • 31/03/2021

    The future is bright. The future is LIFE

    Since 1992 the LIFE programme has helped around 5 500 projects flourish across the EU and in third countries. Here is a preview of the new-look EU fund for environment and climate action, which will run from now up until 2027.
  • 23/03/2021

    Helping Finland to cross the carbon neutrality finish line

    Climate change is upon us and radical action is needed to stop and adapt to it. The LIFE IP Canemure-Finland project is running many ambitious climate action projects to make the country carbon neutral by 2035 – 15 years ahead of EU targets.
  • 17/03/2021

    Ready to go: 5 LIFE close-to-market innovations

    Within the environment and climate spheres, the LIFE programme helps companies to bring their green products, technologies and services to the market. These so-called ‘close-to-market’ projects tend to focus on waste management, the circular economy, resource efficiency, water, air or climate change mitigation. 
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