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 climate change imposes the implementation of adaptation and mitigation strategies in many sectors of the human activities which cause the emission of huge quantities of greenhouse gases. As for agriculture this need is especially felt in the case of greenhouse horticulture , as far as the traditional practices request the use of a lot of chemicals, energy and water which produces  large quantities of greenhouse gases and polluting effluents. This situation...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere produced by anthropogenic activities and the consequent global warming represent a real challenge that requires the enhancement of adaptation and mitigation measures at national, regional and local level. Locally the LAKS project had the general objective of demonstrating the cities’ potential in grasping opportunities and creating synergies to actively contribute to the achievement of the Kyoto Protocol goals as well as of...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Climate change is the survey context of the TRUST project as decisive factor within the surface waters and groundwaters management. In particular TRUST was aimed at quantifying the possible consequences  of climate change on aquifers and identifying adaptation measures through their artificial recharge to mitigate the impacts caused by drought and decreased availability of water resources resulting from climate change. The first project step was the hydrogeological...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION In recent years the city of Bologna has been affected in different ways by the impacts of climate change, in fact commentaries tell more and more often about damages due to heavy rains causing landslides and instabilities, floods and damages to infrastructure. To face these challenges the Municipality of Bologna  in collaboration with Ambiente Italia, ARPA Emilia Romagna and Kyoto Club, wanted to develop, through the BLUEAP project, a Local Adaptation Plan to climate...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The MHyBus project (Methane and Hydrogen blend for public city transport bus: technical demonstrative application and strategic policy measures) was aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the urban public transport (in terms of CO2 and pollutant emissions into the atmosphere) through the implementation of the first prototype in Italy of a hydro-methane bus (mixture of 15% hydrogen and 85% methane by volume). The vehicle run more than 45.000 km in Ravenna with over...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION CARBOMARK is a pilot initiative which has led to test a voluntary carbon market in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, as a means of strengthening European policies to fight climate change and to reduce  greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This special market of “local dimension” – meaning the proximity of buyers and sellers – trades “carbon credits” which are intangible entities generated by activities that absorb carbon dioxide or avoid greenhouse gas emissions, among...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION “Who pollutes ... must plant trees”. This could be the slogan of the basic idea behind the GAIA project which was aimed at involving the local enterprises in a public-private partnership in order to offset part of their greenhouse gas emissions through planting new trees in the municipality of Bologna. The urban greenery can indeed bring great benefits in terms of mitigation of and adaptation to the greenhouse gas emissions thanks to the biological functions of the plants...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The LACRe project was aimed at contributing locally to fight climate change by means of the realization of public-private partnerships that, appealing to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), have been successful in promoting effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gases emissions. The adopted reference model was the “New Social Partnership” defined by the Copenhagen Centre (Independent Institute of Social Studies) as “people and organizations coming from the...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Climate change is a real challenge that requires the strengthening of adaptation actions at different levels, (national, regional and local), to prevent extreme events that, on the basis of forecasts, would increasingly affect our cities.   In this context, the main goal of ACT project  – Adapting to Climate Change in Time  –  was to develop a Local Adaptation Strategy, by means of a well-defined, integrated and participated methodological process,...

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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