Recommendations for the vote in ENVI Committee, on the LIFE programme 2021–2027

Local and regional authorities are striving to accelerate their energy and environmental transition that is a driving force for innovation, job creation, growth, social inclusion and overall territorial development. The LIFE programme is playing a crucial role in enabling regions and cities to achieve their Climate & Energy goals.

In view of the Environment Committee vote (20 November 2018) on the European Commission’s proposal on the LIFE Programme for 2021–2027, EUROCITIES, FEDARENE, Energy Cities, CEMR, Climate Alliance and ICLEI requested support for provisions securing the following:

  1. Minimum and differentiated co-financing rates securing the participation of local and regional authorities
  2. The Clean Energy Transition – A new direct objective in the LIFE programme
  3. Awareness-raising and inclusive governance – Drivers for a successful socio-economic transformation
  4. Alignment between LIFE and Horizon Europe lightening the administrative burden and encouraging synergies
  5. Granting access of metropolitan areas to strategic integrated projects
  6. Broadening the scope of LIFE to noise reduction