Toscana

DESCRIPTION The LIFE Water SCIs project had the general goal of improving the conservation status of certain animal species of Community Interest populating the aquatic environments (wetlands and water courses) within the upper-Apennine area and the plains sur­rounding Prato, which were exposed to different threats. The acronym chosen for the project refers to both the Species of Community Interest (SCI) and the fact that all the identified target species (fishes, crustaceans, amphibians and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In 2010, during the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Ministers and Representatives of the Member States of the European Region of the World Health Organization (WHO),  responsible for health and  environment, took a commitment, signing the Parma Declaration ("Protecting the health of children in a changing environment"), to reduce the percentage of diseases of environmental origin. Air pollution is recognized as the main risk...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ELBA project represents a first experiment of sustainable transport of passengers and goods implemented on a small island. The initiative has addressed all the possible mobility-related problems of this tourism-oriented island with particular attention to the environmental and landscape protection of a territory that is, by its nature, delicate and exposed to risks. The main objectives of ELBA were the study, implementation, demonstration and evaluation of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Exploitation, sustainable management and deterioration of the groundwater’s quality, as well as the joint use of groundwater and surface water are issues of great importance and interest for the socio-economic development and the conservation of ecosystems. Management of these problems is closely linked, at regulatory level, to the implementation of broad, more and more cutting-edge monitoring networks which provide quantities of data that, if properly...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION   In 2008, through the implementation of projects designed to develop specific monitoring systems, the EU program LIFE+ promoted the assessment of environmental risk potentially deriving from the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). At that time, Italy was outlining a legislative framework that suggested the need to define the rules of coexistence between transgenic, biologic and traditional cultivation, in order to fulfill its obligations under...
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...