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Regulation (EC) No. 1655/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE)

Type of law

This Regulation provides for the establishment of a Financial Instrument for the Environment, to be known as "LIFE", which shall contribute to the implementation, updating and development of Community environment policy and of environmental legislation. LIFE shall consist of the following three thematic components: (1) LIFE-nature; (2) LIFE-environment; and (3) LIFE-third countries. Article 2 lays down general criteria to apply to the projects which shall be financed by LIFE. LIFE-nature shall aim at the implementation of Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds, Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora and, particularly, the Natura 2000 European Network set up by the latter Directive. Article 3 lays down the conditions to be fulfilled by projects in order to be financed by LIFE. Further, articles 4 and 5 refer to LIFE-environment and LIFE-third countries respectively.
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Entry into force notes
This Regulation came into force on 31 July 2000.
Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1973/92 of 21 May 1992 establishing a financial instrument for the environment (LIFE) is hereby repealed.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal L 192, 28 July 2000, pp. 1-10
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