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LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 4306 projects. For the 2014-2020 funding period, LIFE will contribute approximately €3.4 billion to the protection of the environment and climate.

2017 LIFE Call: deadline September 2017.

Indicative planning for the 2017 LIFE Call

The 2017 LIFE Call is provisionally planned to be published on the 28 April 2017. Please find below an indicative timetable for the call:

Project type Subprogramme/
priority objective
Traditional projects Climate Action ( LIFE Climate Change Mitigation; LIFE Climate Change Adaptation; LIFE Climate Governance and Information) 07-Sep-17
Environment (ENV – Environment and Resource Efficiency) 12-Sep-17
Environment (NAT – Nature and Biodiversity) 14-Sep-17
Environment (GIE – Environmental Governance and Information) 14-Sep-17
Preparatory Projects Environment 20-Sep-17
Integrated Projects first phase Environment; Climate Action 26-Sep-17
Integrated Projects second phase Environment; Climate Action Mid-March 18
Technical Assistance Projects Environment; Climate Action 07-Sep-17

Do you have a potencially LIFE project? Contact us.

Finnova has been involved in more than 300 LIFE projects. Basically, LIFE has three scopes:

A) Nature (ecology, biodiversity)

B) Environment (circular economy, eco-innovation-efficiency in the use of resources, information and governance)

C) Climate change (mitigation, adaptation, governance).

The kind of projects Finnova works in are Traditional projects, though we are highly interested in those integrated, in case the opportunity arises.

When we present the LIFE programme, the related funding instruments are:

* Natural capital Financing facility (NCFF): new financing instrument through loans or equitative investments.

* Private financing for Energy Efficiency instruments (PF4EE): new financing instrument that provides loans for investments in projects of energetic efficiency prioritized by the Energetic Efficiency National Action Plan.

One of the projects of LIFE in which Finnova is currently involved is HTWT, a European project LIFE 10 ENV/ES/000470 HIGH TECHNOLOGY WASTE TREATMENT (HTWT), of integral management of LCD screens, and useless plasms and solar photovoltaic panels, for the Consellería d’infraestructures Territori i Medi Ambient ( Valencian Region Governement)





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