The LIFE Program is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The current funding period 2014-2020 has a budget of €3.4 billion. Within the two different sub programs it funds project for different environmental and climate actions.
Within the environment sub program, it funds projects for nature conservation and biodiversity, environment and resource efficiency, environmental governance and information. The climate action sub-program funds projects for climate change mitigation, climate change adaption, climate governance and information.
The LIFE Program began in 1992 and hast to date co-financed over 5,400 projects. Until 2013, LIFE Program had contributed approximately €3.1 billion to the protection of the environment.