November’s LIFE news focuses on water issues and reports from the recent “Water for life – LIFE for water” conference. The newsletter highlights LIFE project contributions to the Water Framework Directive including new agri-environment advisory services from Denmark tackling river eutrophication, work in Egypt to improve waste water treatment services for tanneries, and two parallel projects from Portugal and Spain that have successfully developed methodologies for designating marine IBAs. Also featured in November’s edition is an interesting account of LIFE from an Israeli TCY project perspective.
October’s LIFE news reviews European Mobility Week and reports on the variety of LIFE projects that have been making beneficial contributions to the goals of this increasingly popular EU initiative. These include a successful series of LIFE Environment interventions implementing mobility management systems in Spanish industrial estates and a LIFE TCY project targeting air pollution hot-spots caused by Kaliningrad traffic problems. Also featured in this month’s LIFE News is a programme of LIFE Nature measures from the Canary Island’s aiming to improve the conservation status of endangered vultures.
September’s LIFEnews takes a look at the European Red List of endangered species and reviews LIFE support for vulnerable reptiles and amphibians. Other LIFE actions featured in this month’s newsletter include LIFE Environment’s involvement in a multi-Member State initiative tackling point source pollution from European plant protection products, and a pioneering TCY project from the West Bank is profiled to highlight its productive work promoting joint water quality actions in Palestinian and Israeli municipalities.
Since many readers are currently enjoying their summer holidays, this edition of LIFEnews provides a review of LIFE project contributions to making tourism more sustainable. Case studies are presented highlighting actions that improve environmental standards in the tourist trade, and also create win-win benefits from managing visitor access within wildlife habitats. Other items featured in the summer edition of LIFEnews include a TCY project building capacity for eco-labelling schemes in Tunisia and a review of LIFE initiatives involved in tackling urgent problems regarding municipal waste water treatment in rural areas.
This month’s LIFEnews looks forward to the Commission’s new guidance for non-energy extracting industries on the implementation of the Natura 2000 Habitats Directive. A selection of LIFE projects associated with non-energy extracting industries is highlighted, such as a Spanish initiative that developed a model for sustainable aggregate mining methods. Other projects featured in the June LIFEnews include innovative waste management solutions from a LIFE TCY project and LIFE Nature support for improving the conservation status of European mink.
May’s issue of LIFEnews explores LIFE’s various contributions to improving the conservation status of EU habitats and species. It highlights an interesting selection of project work in these areas, such as a case study covering conservation actions in priority habitats on France’s Ain River. Other projects featured in this month’s newsletter include LIFE TCY support for Local Agenda 21 efforts in Bethlehem and new technology supported by LIFE Environment in Spain that uses ozone to improve the environmental impact of food and drink producers.
This month’s LIFEnews highlights the forthcoming EC Communication on adapting to climate change and takes a look at the LIFE Programme’s contributions to addressing climate change issues. These include a LIFE TCY project on building climate change capacities in Croatia. Other projects featured in the newsletter include a successful bat habitat conservation initiative in France supported by LIFE Nature and an interesting LIFE Environment project approach to reusing nutrients from domestic waste water.
This month’s LIFEnews examines LIFE’s contributions to the aims and objectives of River Basin Management Plans and profiles the 2nd European Water Conference that is being organised to support the EU Water Framework Directive. In addition to a summary of news items from the website newsreel, the March edition of LIFEnews also features a selection of interesting LIFE project work including: restoration of river habitats in Lapland, installation of a fuel cell in Paris and capacity building actions to improve environmental standards for Moroccan businesses.
February LIFEnews highlights LIFE projects which have worked to promote sustainable hunting. The newsletter also features a selection of interesting LIFE projects, including projects that demonstrate the potential for successful cooperation between private landowners and conservationists to protect endangered species in Spain, innovative solutions to urban goods-distribution in Italy, and improvements in the treatment of waste water from tanneries in Tunisia.
In this special double issue: read the interview with Philip Owen, Head of the LIFE Unit, and Soledad Blanco, Director of International Affairs and LIFE, reflecting on the LIFE and LIFE+ programmes and providing advice for future LIFE project managers and beneficiaries. In addition you will find the annual index of all the main topics covered over the twelve months by LIFEnews.