NGOs will recieve 7 million euros prom LIFE Call for their green projects

A special LIFE 2020 call (NGO4GD) for the submission of NGOs project proposals on the European Green Deal will allocate 7 million euros to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the non-profit sector. Funds will be allocated for the recovery of this sector and at the same time to encourage the public to participate in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal.

The funds will help 27 NGOs working in the field of climate, energy and environment in 14 European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom), to implement various projects aimed at achieving the goals of the European Green Deal.

Some of the topics that the projects will address are the following:

  • improving climate education and action, especially in schools and in local community;
  • increasing the quality and biodiversity of water bodies, promoting the implementation of the farm to fork strategy and encouraging green development in cities and rural communities;
  • encouraging the participation of civil society in the circular economy through knowledge transfer and an effective digital communication strategy;
  • raising awareness of the links between marine and blue carbon – carbon sequestration in coastal ecosystems, in order to encourage the action of young people and coastal communities in this area;
  • reducing pressure on tropical forests from supply chains of soft commodities linked to the European market by influencing corporate decision-making in cooperation with European financial institutions and international civil society organizations;
  • setting a volunteer movement for nature restoration and management of activities in this field with the aim of connecting citizens with nature and better conservation of species and habitats;
  • increasing the participation of civil society in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal with a focus on biodiversity and ecosystems, and raising awareness of the negative impact of urbanization, intensive agriculture, hydropower and dams, industry and mass tourism on biodiversity and ecosystems;
  • increasing knowledge about energy communities among decision-makers, regional activists and citizens.

You can view all projects allocated by country HERE.

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