LIFE helps farming and forestry adapt to climate change
Agriculture and forestry are battlegrounds in the fight against climate change. Europe is being adversely affected and is taking initiatives in response. The European Union is a frontrunner in tackling climate change, and has the most advanced climate, energy and environmental legislation in the world. It allocates significant amounts to climate action through the LIFE programme and other financial instruments; supports ambitious agreements in international fora, like the Paris Agreement of 2015; and has introduced a solid legal framework and set of tools, both for adapting to the inevitable... adverse effects and for addressing the causes of climate change. The establishment of the LIFE programme by the European Union provides a fund dedicated to supporting projects that demonstrate innovations and that can influence policy and practice at European, national and local levels.