The LIFE Programme is the European Union’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. Since 1992, LIFE co-funded more than 4500 projects. For the current funding phase (2014-2020), LIFE will attribuate about 3.4 billion euros to the protection of the environment and the climate.
LIFE contributes to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. It is managed by the European Commission, European Union's executive institution.
The LIFE Programme funds up to 60% of the FORECCAsT project.