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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Free online course on the climate crisis and stopping global warming

As part of free e-learning, a course on climate crisis and how to stop global warming by collective action will be organized starting on February 22, 2022. You can complete the course in 7 weeks, after which you will receive a certificate based on solved quizzes (at least 50% correct answers ) during the course and reviewed activities that will prove your new skills.

The course is in English, with texts and subtitles available in English and Portuguese.

Given that in the last 25 years, none of the proposed solutions to climate change has contributed to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, and the Earth is approaching a potential point of no return, this course offers a possible solution – fast and coordinated collective action!

At the end of the course you will:

  • Learn new scientific concepts in Earth System Science, Law, Governance and Social Sciences;
  • Understand how the Anthropocene geological epoch impacts the future of climate issues;
  • Learn to assess the climate crisis from a multi- and inter-disciplinary perspective;
  • Be engaged in contemporary political discourse concerning the legal status of a stable climate;
  • Research first-hand the measures and responsibilities you could apply in your urban environment.

The course program consists of the following modules:

Module 1: Earth System Science – with Prof. Katherine Richardson, University of Copenhagen, and Prof. Will Steffen, Australian National University

Module 2: Mitigation of Climate Change: The Climate Crisis – with. Prof. Filipe Duarte Santos, University of Lisbon.

Module 3: International Environmental Law and Governance – with Lionel Chami, Global Pact Coalition, and Prof. Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland

Module 4: A Culture of the Commons – with Prof. Viriato Soromenho-Marques, University of Lisbon

Module 5: Common Heritage (CH) and The Duty of Legal Innovation and the Common Heritage – with Prof. Alexandra Aragão, University of Coimbra, and Prof. Prue Taylor, University of Auckland

Module 6: Earth System Law and the Stable Climate as a Common Heritage of Humankind – with Prof. Louis Kotzé, North-West University, and Paulo Magalhães, CIJE – Universidade do Porto / Common Home of Humanity

Module 7: Managing Global Commons – with Prof. Iva Pires, New University of Lisbon

You can register HERE.

For all questions related to the content of the course, please contact the e-mail address:, and for all technical questions while using the e-learning platform at

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