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 ECCELSA project aimed to consolidate the so-called "Cluster Approach" based on strengthening the relationships and sharing resources present in a territory, in order to improve compliance with the environmental regulations of SMEs located in Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio, Liguria and Lombardy. SMEs are often not aware of the environmental repercussions of their activities and of the environmental legislation applicable to them. This cognitive gap is...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Preserving the quality of the marine environment and coastal areas through the integrated management of the sediments generated by the dredging activities of small ports. The COAST BEST project focused on testing actions to be taken to promote the use of sediment fractions generated by dredging through an integrated system that includes beach nourishment, reconstruction of morphological profiles as well as other industrial applications. The project was aimed at...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Disposal of vehicles in the European Union generates, every year, between 7 and 8 million tons of waste, which must be properly managed. The management of this waste is regulated by the European Directive 2000/53/ EC, modified by the EU Directive 2017/2096, which sets the ambitious goal of recovery and reuse of 95% of the material emerging from the treatment of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). Nowadays, the recycling of the materials that make up the car tanks (HDPE...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION     In Europe, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a considerable part of the economic and productive system. Due to their widespread diffusion, they are increasingly directed towards the adoption of new sustainable production and consumption models with a lower environmental impact. Compared to large companies, SMEs rarely use environmental management systems (EMS) and tools, due both to such systems’ complexity and the required...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Degradation, characterizing today much of our territory and in particular soils and landscape, is unfortunately advancing. Due to lack of adequate information, suitable databases and expert support, the institutions called upon to make decisions in terms of planning and management are often unprepared, or in great difficulty to face these problems. At the same time also farmers, foresters and local operators need practical information or useful tools for a...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In Italy, thanks to the environmental, naturalistic, landscape and cultural peculiarities that characterize the country, there is a very high potential of tourist offers. However, the growth of the tourism sector brings also a strong pressure on the environment, resources and the transport system. It is therefore necessary that the players involved in the tourist businesses of an area work towards a correct management of the natural resources and a sustainable...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Air pollution is one of the biggest problems for many Italian and European cities, as underlined in the Thematic Strategy on air pollution (COM 2005 446) and Directive  2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. Despite the application of the current regulation on emission control, high levels of pollutants continue to be recorded which threaten both human health and ecosystems. This is the case in the Po Valley, in Northern Italy, where...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The LIFE Save the Flyers Project was implemented in two areas of Central Italy: the area of Mount Amiata  in South Tuscany and the Natural Regional Park Gola della Rossa e Frasassi located in an area of the central Apennines within the Marche Region. These areas are characterized by a very rich flora, cavities and caves that house bats and a great variety of birds, including many birds of prey. The project involved many SCIs and SPAs: in Tuscany Cono vulcanico...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The 2020 climate & energy package, launched by the European Union (EU), identifies important targets of energy efficiency and reduction of climate-changing gas emissions, pursued with a view to energy and environmental sustainability both at global and local levels. In this context, the Factor20 project had as general purpose the definition of a set of tools to support the planning of regional and national policies for the reduction of GHG emissions and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In recent decades, climate change has led to an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events, with significant impacts on natural and anthropogenic environment, which have proved to be sensitive to these phenomena. It is expected that in the future the effects of climate change will tend to be increasingly relevant; in Italy, for example, possible alterations of the hydro-geological regime are expected, with a consequent increase in the risk of landslides...

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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