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European Commission Daily News 17th February

Green Deal: EU invests over €110 million in LIFE environment and climate projects in 11 countries

The Commission is announcing today an investment of more than €110 million in integrated environmental and climate protection projects under the LIFE programme , selected following a call for proposals covering the year 2020 These funds will support major new environmental and climate projects in 11 EU countries: Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Czechia. These projects contribute to the green recovery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and support the objectives of climate neutrality and zero pollution by 2050, as set out in the European Green Deal. These are concrete examples of actions that will deliver the main objectives of the European Green Deal under the EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan of the EU in favor of the circular economy. Integrated projects allow Member States to tap into other sources of EU funding, such as agricultural, structural, regional and research funds, as well as national funds and private sector investment. Taken together, these 11 projects are expected to attract more than €10 billion in additional funds, significantly multiplying the resources allocated today to really make a difference on the ground. Further details are available in our press release and in the list of these projects .

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