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Regulation (EU) No. 1293/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 614/2007.

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This Regulation establishes the LIFE Programme, Programme for the Environment and Climate Action. It covers the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 and it has the following general objectives: (a) to contribute to the shift towards a resource-efficient, low- carbon and climate- resilient economy, to the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment and to halting and reversing biodiversity loss, including the support of the Natura 2000 network and tackling the degradation of ecosystems; (b) to improve the development, implementation and enforcement of European Union environmental and climate policy and legislation, and to act as a catalyst for, and promote, the integration and mainstreaming of environmental and climate objectives into other European Union policies and public and private sector practice, including by increasing the public and private sector's capacity; (c) to support better environmental and climate governance at all levels, including better involvement of civil society, NGOs and local actors; (d) to support the implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme. These objectives shall be pursued through the following sub-programmes: (a) the sub-programme for Environment; (b) the sub-programme for Climate Action.
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Entry into force notes
This Regulation entered into force on 23 December 2013. It applies as from 1 January 2014.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 347, 20 December 2013, pp. 185-208.
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