10 million PLN to support the implementation of climate and energy policy and analysis of its impact on the Polish economy.
Centre for Climate and Energy Analysis (CAKE) will be established at the Institute of Environmental Protection in Warsaw, Poland who is a the coordinating beneficiary of a new LIFE project "A system for the provision and exchange of information for the strategic support of the implementation of climate and energy policy". CAKE will examine the impact of climate and energy policy implementation on various sectors of the Polish economy.
The project will be co-financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFEP&WM) within the unique LIFE Programme co-financing scheme. Hence on July 27, 2017 a Grant Agreement was signed at the Fund's headquarters by Dipl.-Eng. Kazimierz Kujda, the President of the NFEP&WM and Dipl.-Eng. Krystian Szczepański, Director of the Institute. The beneficiary was also represented by Mr. Paweł Mzyk, Deputy Director for Emissions Management, Head of the National Centre for Balancing and Emissions Management (KOBIZE). The ceremony was held in the presence of Mr. Paweł Sałek, Deputy Minister of the Environment, who is also the Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy.
The total budget of the project amounts to over 10 million PLN, including 6 million PLN of LIFE programme action grant awarded by the European Commission, 2 million PLN grant from NFEP&WM under the priority programme LIFE Program co-financing, which enables Polish entities to receive domestic financial support for LIFE projects, as well as 2 million PLN of the Institute's own contribution.
The project was submitted to the European Commission in 2016 LIFE call and received high notes, being considered as one of the best in the European Union. The actions include not only the establishment of the Centre for Climate and Energy Analysis CAKE but also analysis and reporting of the impact of climate and energy policy implementation on agriculture, transportation and energy sector in Poland, as well as a training system for several thousand governmental sector employees. The project will run until November 2020.
This undertaking will significantly contribute to further sustainable development of the Polish economy" says Ms. Grażyna Hadjiraftis, Head of the LIFE Program Unit, NFEP&WM devoted to supporting Polish applicants as a part of LIFE Programme National Contact Point operations in Poland.
We have been running training sessions, offering LIFE proposals consultancy and now look forward to positive results of 2017 LIFE Call which is in progress until mid-September. Successful applicants from Poland who submit a proposal both to the European Commission and to the NFEP&WM may receive up to 60% of LIFE project as action grant from the EC and up to 40% a grant from the NFEP&WM funding under the LIFE Program Co-financing priority programme. More information is available on the LIFE Programme and LIFE Programme Capacity Building.