The LIFE programme of the European Commission funds projects under two sub-programmes, the environment sub-programme (which aims mostly at nature conservation) and the Climate action sub-programme. The LIFEalps project is part of this second sub-programme as it aims at fighting climate change by supporting and advancing renewable energies.

The European Commission manages the LIFE programme through the Directorate-General for Environment, the Directorate-General for Climate Action and its European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).


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An Integrated project has, according to the official definition, the following characteristics:

  • IPs are projects implementing on a large territorial scale, in particular, regional, multi-regional, national or trans-national scale.
  • environmental or climate plans or strategies required by specific Union environmental or climate legislation, developed pursuant to other Union acts or developed by Member States' authorities.
  • Integrated Projects shall aim towards the full implementation of the targeted plan or strategy.


This does not mean that the IP will cover all actions foreseen in the plan or that the plan will be fully implemented during the lifetime of the IP. However, the IP shall include strategic actions to catalyse a process and mobilise supplementary commitments and funding that will lead, in due time, to the full implementation of the plan or strategy.


List of LIFE projects