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European Commission: “EU invests over €220 million in green and low-carbon projects in Member States”

  • Monday November 7th, 2016

The European Commission has published a press release specifying the total amounts and winning proyect’s of the LIFE 2015 call for financing.

38 projects will be financed in Spain for a total amount of approximately 70 million €, and Transfer has participated in 4 of them*! We are proud to be part of these important instruments for long-lasting change.

BRUSSELS: “The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe’s transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding will spur additional investments leading to a total of €398.6 million to be invested into 144 new projects in 23 Member States.

Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete said: “With the Paris Agreement entering into force, we must now focus on delivering on our promises. These projects will create the right conditions to promote innovative solutions and spread best practices in reducing emission and adapting to climate change across the European Union. In this way they support the EU’s implementation of the Paris Agreement.”

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. It has been running since 1992 and has co-financed more than 4 300 projects across the EU and in third countries, mobilising €8.8 billion and contributing €3.9 billion to the protection of the environment and climate. At any given moment some 1100 projects are ongoing. The budget for the LIFE Programme for 2014–2020 is set at €3.4 billion in current prices, and has a sub-programme for environment and a sub-programme for climate action.”

 

Read the complete press release and the list of winning projects by clicking the image on the right.

*Participated as a beneficiary or as consultant for proposal design.

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