Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • River restoration projects show ways to reconcile competing interests

    LIFE projects help advance cities’ leading role in taking concrete actions to tackle climate change. That was one of the conclusions of the recent LIFE platform meeting on climate action in urban areas, which took place in Barcelona. One example comes from the insurance industry, where the Italian project LIFE DERRIS is helping municipalities and […]


  • Join the LIFE side event in the 2017 EIP Water conference!

    The LIFE programme will organise a side event entitled “The LIFE programme: funding opportunities and innovative solutions on water and wastewater treatment” in the framework of the 2017 conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Water. The event will take place on 26 September at 2pm in Porto, Portugal. The LIFE side event aims to showcase […]


  • Barcelona platform shows need for urban climate action

    A recent LIFE platform meeting in Barcelona on urban climate action gave 33 participating LIFE projects a great networking opportunity and produced important lessons relating to policy, stakeholder engagement and project replicability.Projects and other expert delegates were split into four working groups, covering the following topics: Implementing sustainable energy and climate plans– promoting the Covenant […]


  • WASP-Tool creating local waste prevention buzz across Europe

    The LIFE project, WASP Tool (LIFE10 ENV/GR/000622) has now made its waste prevention support tool for local authorities available in English, as well as Greek. The free web-based decision support system, dubbed WASP-Tool, was developed by the Harokopio University of Athens and partners to enable local authorities to select and implement optimal waste prevention programmes. […]


  • Regional platform meeting gives fresh insight into project risks

    A regional platform meeting for LIFE projects from Ireland and the UK has given new insight into managing project risks. The meeting, which took place in Cambridge on 8 June 2017, was hosted by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and attended by representatives of all current LIFE projects in the two […]


  • Circular Italian project turns livestock waste into a resource

    The LIFE-OPTIMAL2012 project (LIFE12 ENV/IT/000671) has officially inaugurated Biogas Wipptal, a pioneering plant in the South Tyrol region of Italy that converts livestock waste into renewable energy and a natural fertiliser. The biogas plant, which is located in Val di Vizze, takes manure and slurry from 62 livestock farmers in the High Valley of Isarco. […]


  • New flyway action plan for Egyptian vulture

    The LIFE project Return of the Neophron (LIFE 10 NAT/BG/000152) has published a Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and Central Asian Populations of the Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus (EVFAP). This LIFE project initiative makes a significant contribution to the implementation of the international Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory […]


  • Italian LIFE project tagging raptors in Sicily gets national media

    The LIFE ConRasi project (LIFE14 NAT/IT/001017) made the news recently when a team of Italian and Spanish ornithologists working in in Sicily attached GPS transmitters to eight young eagles to monitor them and help put an end to poaching. In articles published on 17 June, the national newspapers La Repubblica and Il Corriere della Sera […]


  • New Celtic Seas Information Portal provides MSFD information

    The Celtic Seas Partnership LIFE project (LIFE11/ENV/UK/392) has launched an Information Portal for the Celtic Seas. The portal enables users to find relevant data and information about the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which seeks to more effectively protect the marine environment across Europe. The Celtic Seas is one of the designated MSFD regions and […]


  • LIFE project welcomes condemnation of poacher by Italian Supreme Court

    The LIFE project Waldrappteam (LIFE12 BIO/AT/000143) has welcomed the recent condemnation of a hunter for the killing of one of the most endangered bird species worldwide, the northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita). In October 2012, two the northern bald ibises, named Goja and Jedi, were shot by an Italian bird hunter just 80 km from […]