Lazio

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Fossil fuels taken as a whole represent more than 85% of the world's primary energy sources. However the exploitation of these fuels is not without problems, considering their limited availability, also in geographical terms, changes in their price in function of various and unpredictable causes and, from the environmental point of view, the greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, in the Mediterranean countries there is a large availability of residues,...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Biogas and its purified version, biomethane, represent a sustainable alternative source for the production of electricity and thermal energy, as well as fuel for transportation, so they have an important role in the decarbonisation process of the European economy. Although Italy is the second largest European biogas producer, it still has great unexpressed potential for production and expansion of its market, especially in the central and southern regions. In...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION   The ACCENT-Plus project is the ideal continuation of the ACCENT Network of Excellence funded by FP6, operating from 2004 to 2009, which helped structure the European scientific community in the field of atmospheric sciences, atmospheric composition change and its effects on air quality, climate change and human health. ACCENT-Plus, which has maintained the same acronym and logo to emphasize the strong continuity between the two projects, has extended the...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The objective of the EGIDA project was to promote the activities of the GEO intergovernmental initiative (Group on Earth Observation) by stimulating the involvement of an increasing number of stakeholders and users of scientific and technological communities (research centers, national and international agencies, companies) in accessing and supplying data and information through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), as well as in the...
  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 Supporting the transition to a circular economy is one of Europe's political priorities, in line with the Europe2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The strengthening of synergies between the Horizon 2020 program and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) has been emphasized in the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework as a tool to exploit investments for political priorities and to strengthen the result-orientedness of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The RI.CO.PR.I. project was dedicated to the restoration and conservation of two habitats of dry grasslands, namely habitat 6210 “Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates” and habitat 6220 “Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea”. As far as the protection of these habitats depends mainly on the rationality of the agro-pastoral management practices, many of the project activities were assigned directly...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The problem of eutrophication of surface waters due to the excess of diffuse source nutrients is one of the major impediments to achieving the quality objectives established by the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) at European level. In the Pontine Plain (Agro Pontino, Lazio) the problem was reported as a priority by the Lazio Water Protection Plan as early as 2007. In this context the REWETLAND project aimed to improve the quality of surface waters of the...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION  The LIFE Project Monti della Tolfa had as its main objective the restoration and preservation of some endangered habitats and species (mainly rear birds). The initiative was also aimed at fostering a harmonious link between human activities and nature conservation, by favoring the traditional practices necessary to preserve the ecosystem of the area, as well as increasing awareness of residents and visitors on the importance of biodiversity and...
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...