Presentation on theme: "LIFE CLIMATE ACTION and the 2014 Call for proposals"— Presentation transcript:
1 LIFE CLIMATE ACTION 2014-2017 and the 2014 Call for proposals Warsaw, 5 June 2014Mette Koefoed QuinnDeputy Head of UnitClimate Finance and Deforestation DG Climate Action
2 Climate Action within the EU budget 20/04/2017Climate Action within the EU budgetThe EU Multiannual Financial Framework ( ) sets out budgetary framework and main orientations for delivering Europe 2020 strategy.Commission’s intention to increase the proportion of climate related expenditure to at least 20% in the new EU budget.Climate and environment as integral parts of all main instruments and interventions.But, mainstreaming does not address all environmental and climate needs, thus a need for a specific instrument – A Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) (Regulation (EU) 1293/2013).The LIFE Multiannual Work Programme (Commission Decision of 19/3/2014)Ouside the Union: Article 6 Regulation (EU) No. 1293/2013) (LIFE Regulation);20/04/2017
3 LIFE 2014/2020 Programme Structure and Budget 20/04/2017
4 2. Next LIFE Programme (2014-2020) Architecture LIFE sub-programme for EnvironmentLIFE sub-programme for Climate ActionThree priority areasEnvironment & Resource EfficiencyBiodiversityEnvironmental Governance and Informationtranslated intoThree priority areasClimate Change MitigationClimate Change AdaptationClimate Governance and Informationtranslated intoSpecific objectivesSpecific objectives
5 LIFE Climate Action Sub-programme 20/04/2017LIFE Climate Action Sub-programmePriority areas for mitigation and adaptation:LIFE Climate Change Mitigation contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissionsLIFE Climate Change Adaptation supports efforts leading to increased resilience to climate changeSpecific objectives:implement and develop Union policy and legislation and mainstream activities across policy areasimproving and apply knowledge base in practicedevelop and implement integrated strategies and action plansdevelop and demonstrate innovative technologies, systems, methods and instruments for replication, transfer or mainstreaming, best practice20/04/2017
6 LIFE Climate Action Sub-programme 20/04/2017LIFE Climate Action Sub-programmePriority area for governance:LIFE Climate Governance and InformationSpecific objectives:contribute to raising awarenesscommunication, networks, cooperation platformsraise compliance and enforcement of legislation,better governance and dissemination on climate mitigation and adaptation actionsOuside the Union: Article 6 Regulation (EU) No. 1293/2013) (LIFE Regulation);20/04/2017
7 LIFE Climate Action: Main benefits 20/04/2017LIFE Climate Action: Main benefitsFunding types:New financial instruments, Action grants, Operating grantsGeographical Scope:Exceptionally outside Union territory or in Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT's),Emphasis on transnational projects.Actors:Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME): All grants managementEuropean Investment Bank and local banks for FIsNational Contact Points (NCP) for counselling and guidanceDG Climate Action for policy guidance, programming, monitoring and evaluation of LIFE Climate ActionBeneficiaries: No limitations on who can participate, mainly companies, public administrations, Non-governmental organisationsOuside the Union: Article 6 Regulation (EU) No. 1293/2013) (LIFE Regulation);20/04/2017
8 20/04/2017The new actor EASME Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized EnterprisesManaging programmes for the Commission since 2005.Programmes managed: LIFE , CIP Eco-innovation, Intelligent Energy Europe, COSME, Horizon 2020 Energy, Environment and Resources and SME instrument, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund1st Executive Agency of the EU5 others: REA / ERCEA / TEN-T EA / EACEA / EAHC: management of IEE1Staffing:before 2007: 502013: 1602014: 3002020: 50020/04/2017
9 EASME - Managing the LIFE programme 20/04/2017EASME - Managing the LIFE programmeWhen? As of 1 May EASME in charge of call for capacity building projects and for operating grants. Evaluation of 2014 call for proposal and contracting.Who? EASME Unit "LIFE and CIP Eco-innovation", a team of ~35 project and financial officers with project management experience and technical backgroundHow? Continue work with an external monitoring team and external evaluation team, technical and financial desk officers; simplify where possible (e.g. the new Common Provisions set a higher threshold for moves within the project budget)Responsibilities? technical and financial programme management; policy feedback and communication of results to DG CLIMALegacy of IEE and Eco-innovation: the last calls for proposals were published in The latest projects will run until 2017.Marco Polo comes to an end and the legacy will be managed by TEN-T EA (INEA)20/04/2017
10 LIFE 2014-2017 – Focus of calls Projects Types: 20/04/2017LIFE – Focus of callsProjects Types:In 2014 only action grant projects and capacity building projects plus operating grantsIn 2015 also integrated projects and technical assistanceEuropean Added Value:Replicability, transferability, transnational projects, larger scale projects, results indicatorsNo national allocations:Projects selected based on merit onlyFocus:Preferred climate policy priorities for action grant projects20/04/2017
11 2014 Call for proposals Three priority areas: 20/04/20172014 Call for proposalsThree priority areas:Climate Change Mitigation - CCMClimate Change Adaptation - CCAClimate Governance and Information – GICDemonstration, pilot projects, best practice projects as well as governance and information projects20/04/2017
12 Climate Action: Climate Change Mitigation (CCM) Integrated climate change mitigation projects implementing established Union, national or regional climate change mitigation plans (see LIFE Regulation and MAWP )Small scale pilot (=innovative, but not research!), demonstration and best practice projectsProjects funded by the financial instrument Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE)Emphasis for 2014 on land use management and agriculture20/04/2017
13 CCM – climate policy priorities Land use sector:e.g. landscape and land management strategies and practices which limit emissions, particularly organic soils,conservation of natural carbon sinksGreenhouse gas monitoring and accounting of land usee.g. projects which improve monitoring and accounting of carbon stocks, effects of loss of grasslands or peatlands,Contribution to LULUCF accounting rules
14 CCM – climate policy priorities Sustainable use of solid biomasse.g. new approaches for production, consumption of biomass, in a sustainable way.transformation into long term carbon stores.Agriculture:e.g. implementation of low carbon farming practices with a transformational impact, or which increase carbon storage / levels of organic soil matter.analysis and development of improvements for existing climate measures under the CAP.
15 Climate change Adaptation (CCA) Integrated climate change adaptation projects, e.g. implementing Union, national or regional climate change adaptation plans (see LIFE Regulation and MAWP )Small scale pilot (=innovative, but not research!), demonstration and best practice projectsProjects funded by the financial instrument Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF)20/04/2017
16 CCA – Climate policy priorities Cross-border management of floods, fostering collaborative agreements based on the EU Floods DirectiveTrans-boundary coastal management, with emphasis on densely populated deltas and coastal citiesMainstreaming adaptation into urban land use planning, building layouts and natural resources managementMountain and island areas, with emphasis on sustainable and resilient agricultural, forestry and tourism sectorsSustainable management of water; combating desertification and forest fires in drought-prone areas.
17 CCA – Climate policy priorities Moreover:Green infrastructure and ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation.Innovative adaptation technologies.Vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies, including those with a cross-border nature.Awareness raising and exchange of good practice actions on adaptation indicators, options, risk communication and management
18 CCA Climate policy priorities: The Urban Environment 20/04/2017CCA Climate policy priorities: The Urban EnvironmentDeveloping and implementing local adaptation strategies in the framework of "Mayors Adapt";Developing and deploying innovative adaptation technologies in urban areas, including in the water, energy and construction sectors;Promoting and developing green infrastructure in cities, including combating the urban heat island effect;Low carbon projects contributing at the same time to climate mitigation and adaptation as well as nature conservation and biodiversity objectives in urban areas.
19 Climate Action: Climate Governance & Information(GIC): "Traditional": information and awareness raising projects and projects facilitating knowledge sharing;Support for cooperation networks and best practices for the application of climate regulation and enforcementPromotion of a better governance by broadening stakeholder involvement in implementation and by promoting more effective compliance with EU climate legislation.20/04/2017
20 GIC – Information and Awareness 20/04/2017GIC – Information and AwarenessAwareness of sustainable biomass production in an integrated perspective (biodiversity, forest, other land)Develop publicly available data bases to promote a deep analysis of the effects of the use of market-based instruments, disseminate the results and stimulate discussion, in particular on the EU ETSRaise capacity of local, regional, national authorities to facilitate the inclusion of monitoring of potentials for carbon storage or emission saving into e.g. public spatial planning20/04/2017
21 GIC – Information and Awareness Development and awareness of best practices in the field of climate policy evaluation to support development of cost-effective climate action. Concerning adaptation this should include indicators, risk communication and managementAwareness raising on climate change vulnerabilities and climate change adaptation options, including on how adaptation strategies are applied in a local and regional context20/04/2017
22 GIC – Better governance by broadening stakeholder involvement 20/04/2017GIC – Better governance by broadening stakeholder involvementExchange of best practice on enabling mechanisms, including public-private financing mechanisms and innovative solutions for industrial processes and production methods to facilitate low emission transition of industry and the power sector, transport and building sectorsShare and develop expertise across Europe on the challenges and opportunities related to the 2030 climate and energy objectives, e.g. harmful taxation/subsidies, EE and RE policies, enabling legislative framework for how private sector can contribute to restoring public finance, reduce energy dependency and create jobs while reducing emissions20/04/2017
23 Approximate Dates Call for Proposals: 16 June 2014 Deadline for submission by applicants: 16 October 2014, at 16:00Earliest project start date: July 2015232323