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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)

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2000
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 192, 28 July 2000, pp. 1-10
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Special fund Environmental planning Capacity building Policy/planning
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Regulation came into force on 31 July 2000.
Abstract

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.

Full text
English
Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds.

Legislation | European Union | 1979 (2003)

Keyword: Birds, Hunting/capture, Endangered species, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Legislation | European Union | 1992 (2013)

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Data collection/reporting, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Regulation (EC) No. 1682/2004 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1655/2000 concerning the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE).

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Special fund, Environmental planning, Capacity building, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX