Life

Life

This is the main EU financial instrument aimed at protecting the environment, natural resources and biodiversity as well as the implementation of the environmental policy and legislation.

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The SOILPRO Project was born with the ambitious goal of halting soil degradation in line with the EU’s Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection (COM (2006) 231). This purpose was pursued by encouraging cooperation, in an international context, between local and regional authorities and research centers involved in the project for the development and application of monitoring methods and spatial management of degradation risks based on innovative web-GIS techniques...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION  Some industrial processes are characterized by a significant quantity of waste heat, which, when unused, is dispersed in the environment in the form of hot gases. The H-REII project was designed on the assumption that it is possible to recover the not used energy produced by the residual heat of many industrial processes (especially those of the energy-intensive industries) obtaining at the same time a significant reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The silver fir, a conifer tree, which has seen a significant expansion in the period following the last ice age, in recent times has recorded a great regression of its distribution area due to several reasons among which the  human interventions and the reduction of atmospheric humidity. Even if the main cause of this regression is the human intervention, the changed climate conditions impact negatively the silver fir’s capacity to expand naturally by...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The population growth and the intensification of the urbanization process have led to an increase in the demand for drinking water in urban centers, where the quantity available is increasingly exploited and subject to depletion. However, the general perception of the problem is not adequate due to lack of information and difficult access to it or lack of awareness on the subject. In this general context, the WIZ project was aimed at the protection and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION  The H-REII DEMO project represents the prosecution of the energy requalification initiative promoted by the LIFE-H REII project. The pilot project H-REII  addressed the question of heat recovery in energy intensive industries. Its main purpose was the promotion of actions in support of innovative solutions for the recovery and energy valorization of the effluents in the energy intensive industries and the quantification of the potentially avoided CO2...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION  The olive sector is an essential part of the agricultural sector of the European Union, especially in the Mediterranean countries’ economies where 11 million tons of olives are produced every year (Eurostat 2016) from which over 1.740.000 tons of olive oil are obtained and in which about 12 thousand oil mills operate. One of the main environmental problems associated with the olive production chain is the management of the olive mill solid waste and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION   Marine litter is one of the main environmental problems related to the marine strategy that involves many regions of Europe causing significant environmental, economic and cultural impacts. Waste in the sea constitutes a serious threat to the marine ecosystem since some species of high conservation value, attracted by materials and fragments, can ingest them, and this represents a danger also for humans as they enter the food chain. Most marine litter...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION It is estimated that today in Europe only 33% of electrical and electronic devices are separated from municipal solid waste and disposed of correctly, while the remaining part is not differentiated thus leading to the dispersion of hazardous waste presenting risks both for human health and for the environment. The volume of WEEE increases three times faster than solid urban waste, due to the growing purchase and use of electronic equipment (EEE), such as...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The CREWSOD project was born on the heels of the provisions of Directive 2008/98/EC on waste which promoted two new targets to be reached by 2020: the recycling of 50% of domestic waste and 70% of waste from construction materials. The CREWSOD philosophy is in line with the ”polluter-pays” principle (who produces less waste pays less). In the pilot phase, the project area involved 7 Municipalities belonging to the Piomba-Fino District Consortium which includes...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ceramic tile industry requires extremely high volume of water, associated with the various functions that water is called to perform (raw material, cooling, sanding, polishing, washing, etc.). The main environmental problem of traditional sanding techniques is the generation of sludge composed of abraded and abrasive particles deriving from the instrumentation used. This heterogeneous composition makes the sanding sludge a difficult waste to be disposed of...

Nature and biodiversity Theme

  • ANTIDOTO - A new strategy against the poisoning of large carnivores and necrophagous raptors
  • ARCTOS -Brown Bear Conservation: coordinated actions for the Alpine and Apennines range
  • ARUPA - Urgent protection actions for amphibians and reptiles in the Matera Gravina
  • CENT.OLI.MED. - Identification and conservation of the high nature value of ancient olive groves in the Mediterranean region
  • DEMETRA - Development of a quick monitoring index as a tool to assess environmental impacts of transgenic crops
  • DINAMO - Increasing endangered biodiversity in agricultural and semi-natural areas: a demonstrative management model
  • ECORICE - Vercelli rice fields: integrated plan for environmental requalification and sustainable management of rice agroecosystem
  • EX-TRA - Improving the conditions for large carnivore conservation - Transfer of best practices
  • GESTIRE - Development of a strategy to manage the Natura 2000 network in Lombardy
  • LIFE MONTI DELLA TOLFA - Urgent nature conservation measures in the SPAs and SCIs of the area Tolfetano-Cerite-Manziate
  • P.A.R.C. -Petromyzon And River Continuity
  • PROVIDUNE - Preservation and recovery of coastal dune habitats in the sites of the Cagliari, Matera and Caserta provinces
  • Re.S.C.We. - Restoration of the Sentina Coastal Wetlands
  • RESILFOR - Restoration of beech and silver fir forests in the Tuscan Marches Apennines
  • RICOPRI - Restoration and conservation of dry grasslands in Southern and Central Italy
  • SAVE THE FLYERS – Measures for the conservation of Chiroptera and Avifauna in Central Italy
  • SOR.BA - Requalification of the Bacchiglione river’s springs and of the habitats within SPA IT 3220013 and SCI IT 3220040
  • Water SCIs - Improving the conservation status of Species of Community Interest in the Upper-Apennine and Prato plain area
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