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New 12/07/2014
The latest news from the EU LIFE Program

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The latest news from the EU LIFE Program



LIFE News September 2014

LIFE projects restore rivers: Migrating fish return. The first LIFE platform meeting to address riverine species, held recently in Estonia, was attended by representatives from over 15 completed and ongoing LIFE projects concerning the conservation of freshwater species, particularly migratory fish.

LIFE and the conservation of freshwater fish. An EU Policy Officer and a senior scientist talk about the LIFE Programme, fish conservation and the importance of platform meetings, specifically the one in Tartu (Estonia) that brought together experts in freshwater ecology and conservation from across Europe.

LIFE News July/August 2014

LIFE projects can help combat climate change. A platform meeting held in the UK earlier this year showed the potential for LIFE projects to aid in the fight against the impacts of climate change, through mitigation and adaptation measures.

Call opens for LIFE climate action projects. Climate change mitigation and adaption are the main focus of the first call for proposals for LIFE projects by the Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA).

LIFE News June 2014 

LIFE tackles waste and supports resource efficiency. Some 100 LIFE projects attended a platform meeting on waste this month, held during Green Week in Brussels.

Towards a circular economy through LIFE. The theme of this year’s Green Week event in Brussels was ‘Circular economy – saving resources, creating jobs’. In a well attended session, three speakers talked about how to build a funding strategy for circular economy projects.

Featured Video. LIFE @ Greenweek 2014: Circular economy

LIFE News May 2014

LIFE projects support urban resilience. A recent platform meeting on urban resilience featured a host of LIFE projects, which shared their experiences and discussed the challenges of dealing with the issue.

R-URBAN involves citizens with urban resilience. The ‘R-URBAN’ project (LIFE10 ENV/FR/000215) being carried out in Colombes, in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, has a holistic, bottom-up approach to improving Colombes’ urban resilience.

Riverine Platform Meeting in Estonia. The NGO Eesti Loodushoiu Keskus/Wildlife Estonia is hosting a LIFE Riverine Platform Meeting in Tartu on 10-12 September.

LIFE News April 2014

LIFE demonstrates the value of environmental volunteering. The European Commission recognises the role that volunteers play in improving social cohesion and generating citizenship. In 2011, it produced a Communication on ‘EU Policies and Volunteering: Recognising and Promoting Cross-border Voluntary Activities in the EU’…

LIFE News March 2014

Raising awareness and changing behaviour through LIFE. The LIFE programme has co-funded a range of projects concentrating on information and communication activities in the areas of environment and nature. The new period promises to bring a change in tack, with more focus on governance and thematic priority areas.

LIFE Information & Communication projects help cut waste and tackle farmland birds decline. Two LIFE+ Information & Communication projects which have had a major impact are the ‘European Week for Waste Reduction’ and the UK ‘Birds Directive’ project.

Featured Video. ‘My Friend Boo’ (LIFE07 INF/UK/000950) is a fun-filled animated series that helps young viewers understand some of today’s most important world issues like energy, climate change, the environment, conservation and health.

LIFE News January 2014 

LIFE moves closer to environmental policy. The biggest achievement of the LIFE Environment Unit in 2013 was bringing the programme closer to policy, according to the Unit’s head Hervé Martin. He believes this is also true for the 2007-2013 period as a whole.

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