The European Commission has launched its 2020 call for project proposals under the LIFE programme. We have taken measures to make it easier for you to apply in times of coronavirus restrictions including extended deadlines. This year, we have earmarked more than €450 million for nature conservation, environmental protection and climate action projects.
We know that outbreaks like coronavirus will become more common in the future and tackling them is the Apollo programme of our time, according to Professor Marion Koopmans, head of the viroscience department at Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Update – a meeting summary and material from the above workshop are available.
Common agricultural policy (CAP) instruments and measures, particularly under rural development, contribute to a higher level of ambition in terms of biodiversity at national level. Regarding water issues, the CAP put it higher on the agenda of Member States by raising awareness through water-related CAP objectives. Those are among the key findings of two studies published today by the European Commission: Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on habitats, landscapes, biodiversity and Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on water.