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LIFE Newsletter March

LIFE programme: EU earmarks €121 million for major Integrated Projects

The European Commission has announced that it will invest €121 million in Integrated Projects under the LIFE programme. This is 20% more than last year.  More

Moving forward: the LIFE programme from 2021

What to expect from 2021? The new LIFE programme will now cover nature & biodiversity, circular economy & quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaption and clear energy transition! A call for proposals will be announced in the upcoming months.  More

LIFE platform meeting on financing connectivity: Building the Trans-European Nature Network

The LIFE community of nature restoration practitioners met online to share its experience on how to increase ecological connectivity across European landscapes, and deliver multiple benefits for nature, climate and people. More

EU Green Week 2021 - Become a partner!

If you're a LIFE project working on innovative ideas on Zero Pollution & beyond, this is for you: submit your virtual exhibition stand until 15 April and join us on the quest for a healthier environment. More

Study: Bringing nature back through LIFE

Nature is at a crossroads. We are losing plants and animals at rates far greater than at any other time in recorded history. LIFE projects are helping to counter this decline as can be seen in our new Bringing nature back through LIFE study. More

Have your say on the new EU Consultation on Industrial Emissions

You still have time until 23 March 2021 to share your views on the EU rules on industrial emissions, in particular possible measures to include in revisions to the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Regulation (E-PRTR). More

Your opinion on protecting biodiversity: nature restoration targets under EU biodiversity strategy 
The European Commission will put forward a proposal for legally binding EU nature restoration targets and has has launched an online public consultation on the development. You have time until 5 April 2021. As a key element of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the European Green Deal, restoring Europe’s damaged ecosystems will help to increase biodiversity, mitigate and adapt to climate change, and prevent and reduce the impacts of natural disasters. More
Building a Climate-Resilient Future - A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change
The European Commission adopted a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. More
LIFE helps Hungary’s forests rise from the ashes
The FIRELIFE team enhanced forest fire awareness and prevention across Hungary. The numbers of fires are sharply down as a result. They also won a LIFE Award for Climate for their efforts. Read the interview with Dr Daniel Nagy. More
LIFE projects to feature prominently at EU Industry Days
Several LIFE projects were showcased during EU Industry Days. This is because they endorse the business case for a greener and more resilient industry. They are creating jobs, helping the EU recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Most importantly, they help the continent to meet the ambitious European Green Deal targets. More
LIFE PlanUp webinar: How green are the national recovery plans?
LIFE project PlanUp is holding a webinar on 23 March that will examine the national recovery and resilience plans (NRRPs) of 10 Member States together with representatives of national civil society organisations. More
Webinar: How to finance the greening of your food chain
SMEunited and the LIFE programme will launch the "Green Perspectives in Food production" leaflet on 24 March from 10am CET. Read more for registration More

READ: LIFE Newsletter March 2021