The LIFE programme helps to:
- improve the quality of the environment
- implement European Union policies and legislation
- support the implementation of the 7th Environment Action Plan (EAP)
- promote a low-carbon and resilient economy
- stop and reverse the process of biodiversity depletion
- improve environmental and climate governance at all levels
- raise awareness and inform

Legal framework
- LIFE Regulation (EU Regulation 1293/2013 of 11/12/2013)
- LIFE 2014-2017 multi-year work programme (Commission Decision of 19/03/2014)
- Recipient grant agreements and application guides