The European Commission right now (17 February) introduced an funding of €101.2 million for the most recent initiatives underneath the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will help 10 large-scale atmosphere and local weather initiatives in 9 member states, serving to Europe’s transition to a sustainable economic system and local weather neutrality.
These initiatives are situated in Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia and Spain. Executive Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans mentioned: “The European Green Deal is about improving the well-being and prosperity of our citizens, while protecting nature and the climate. LIFE projects have played an important role for many years and have a big impact on the ground. With today’s €100 million investment we will help to preserve precious natural habitats, keep the air clean, and cut pollution in many lakes and rivers in Europe.”
Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius mentioned: “LIFE integrated projects enable Member States’ authorities to make a real difference to the environment and people’s lives. The projects will help member states to conserve nature, improve air and water quality, and make the economy greener. This will improve our resilience to the changing climate.”
Integrated initiatives enhance residents’ high quality of life by serving to member states adjust to EU laws in six areas: nature, water, air, waste, local weather change mitigation and local weather change adaptation. The large-scale initiatives will help the European Green Deal and the EU’s ambition of changing into the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The full press launch and annex can be found on-line.