What is complementary funding?
Complementary funding is an estimate of the implementation of other nature protection measures planned in Latvia during the project period, such measures that engage with the LIFE integrated project goals, but are outside of the project itself.
The fundamental conditions of LIFE IPs on complimentary actions are:
- identify other nature protection measures that are planned in the country and are implementing the same large scale plan of strategy that the specific LIFE integrated project;
- facilitate their implementation by involving stakeholders, facilitating coordination and leveraging other EU financial instruments, public or private funding.
In this way, the project is integrated into the existing or planned nature protection initiatives in the country, while the financial resources mobilised for the implementation of these activities are, in the sense of the project, called additional funding. (Complementary funding = funding for complementary measures.)
Complementary actions could take the form of:
- Actions similar to those financed by the LIFE IP, but implemented on a different geographical area. Activities implemented in the framework of the IP would thus be replicated at a larger scale;
- Actions different from but complementary to those implemented in the framework of the LIFE IP, implemented in the same geographical area as the IP. This would allow the implementation of a broader range of actions foreseen in the plan/strategy in this area.
LIFE-IP LatViaNature complementary measures
LIFE-IP LatViaNature complementary measures are aimed at “Prioritised Action Framework for Natura 2000 in Latvia 2021-2027” implementation.
For complementary measures, we have defined the following objectives:
- To improve the conservation status of habitats and species of EU importance by implementing effective habitat protection plans developed within the framework of LIFE-IP LatViaNature;
- Develop and implement nature protection plans for Natura 2000;
- Expand the contribution of agriculture and forestry to the conservation of biological diversity;
- Eradicate and control invasive species;
- In cooperation with other sectors, expand the coordination of nature conservation measures, incl. using IT solutions;
- Restore the functions of peatland ecosystems to the long-term benefit of both biodiversity and climate;
- Link science and nature conservation actions;
Raise public awareness of general nature conservation issues.