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 project was carried out with the aim of creating an integrated system for the treatment and recovery of production scraps from fiberglass-based insulators as well as of post-consumption waste from bitumen  membranes and mineral wool, finalized to the reintroduction of the recovered materials into their respective production processes. To achieve this objective it was necessary to define sampling techniques and analysis of scraps and waste in order...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The RePlaCe project aimed at developing an innovative method to produce structural parts for conveyor belts using resistant recycled plastic to replace other raw materials, such as aluminum. The process studied and developed within RePlaCe has focused on the reuse of plastic waste of industrial origin for the construction of industrial machines. The use of recycled plastic material, as well as having a significantly reduced environmental impact, means a...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The production of flooring materials, in particular ceramic tiles and concrete bricks, has a strong environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, considering the quantity of energy required for the production and the generated air pollution. The energy consumption varies from 1.710 to 2.805 kJ for each kg of tiles or bricks produced, 90% of which comes from the combustion of natural gases; the consumption levels can instead...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The province of Florence, with an average of 669 kg of per capita waste per year (2007 data), had one of the highest productions of waste in Europe. In the same period the EU-27 average was 546 kg/ inhabitant. The WASTE LESS IN CHIANTI project aimed to contribute to the implementation of EU and national waste prevention policies through the implementation and monitoring of an integrated program of waste reduction actions and optimization of the collection...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION  The SUMFLOWER project was born from the need to find concrete solutions and applications to reduce the impact on the territory of the flower production in the Western riviera of the Liguria region which represents 20% of the national production. The environmental impact of this chain is mainly due to the use of natural resources,  production of waste (large quantities of organic fraction and non-reusable plastic waste) and release of polluting...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION An estimation of the potential benefits of a Green Public Procurement (GPP) have been done in the frame of the RELIEF project (Research of green purchasing), a research project co-funded by the European Commission, concluded in 2003, aimed to assess the potential environmental benefits that would result if all European countries implemented green procurement. Afterwards the EU Commission published also the "Buying green!" manual, presenting the effective approaches and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The P.R.I.M.E project had the objective of defining an Integrated Management System of beached posidonia  residues capable of combining the environmental protection needs of the marine and coastal ecosystem with the management of biomass waste and their potential reuse in agriculture. The phenomenon of posidonia residues stranding has always been perceived as a problem that creates inconvenience for citizens, swimmers, managers of bathing...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In 2011 around 252 million tonnes of municipal waste were produced in the European Union, that is 502 kg per inhabitant, a very high, but fortunately decreasing number, while the quantity of packaging waste increased both in Europe and in Italy. The NO WASTE project, implemented by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia in partnership with the Municipality of Trento, Ambiente Italia, Coop Consumatori del Nordest and the Reggio nel Mondo association, aimed to...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are a group of toxic contaminants with high environmental and biological persistence, ubiquitously present in the environment. Some of these, such as "dioxins", PCBs, chlorinated pesticides, are well-known pollutants and are often associated with episodes of environmental contamination with consequent health concerns. The most effective instrument for measuring exposure to POPs is biomonitoring. The project aimed to provide...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION   Bolzano, because of its orographic and territorial characteristics, suffers much the problems of traffic, air pollution and consequent high rate of greenhouse gas emissions. These problems are further amplified also by the city’s   geographic position located in a basin where most of the pollutants emitted tend to remain concentrated, and by  its proximity to the corridor of the Berlin-Palermo trans-European transport network (TEN-T 1)...

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
  • BIOAQUAE - Biodiversity Improvement of Aquatic Alpine Ecosystems
  • CENT.OLI.MED. - Identification and conservation of the high nature value of ancient olive groves in the Mediterranean region
  • CRAINat - Conservation and Recovery of Austropotamobius pallipes in Italian Natura 2000 Sites
  • 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
  • LIFE PRATERIE - Urgent actions for the conservation of grasslands and pastures in the territory of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park
  • LIFE STRADE - Demonstration of a system for the management and reduction of collisions between vehicles and wildlife
  • Montecristo 2010 - eradication of invasive plant and animal aliens and conservation of species/habitats in the Tuscan Archipelago, Italy
  • P.A.R.C. -Petromyzon And River Continuity
  • Pianura Parmense - Actions for the bird species of EU interest in the Natura 2000 sites in the lowlands of Parma (Italy)
  • 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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