The contract is required to support the overall implementation plan and detailed programming of the LIFE Climate Action sub-programme which will start January 2014. Furthermore, it will play an active role in raising awareness in Member States about the options available for funding in this new programme. The concrete objectives are the following: 1. To support DG CLIMA with the preparation of the overall programming of the sub-programme on climate action in post 2013 LIFE instrument; 2. To prepare options for the first work programme 2014-2016; 3. To develop some outreach activities in 2013 to ensure the best possible start of the programme in 2014.