Climate neutrality clustering event: Fostering key knowledge sharing, policy feedback and synergiesOn 26 and 27 November, EASME's Horizon 2020 Climate Mitigation team brought together scientists and policy makers to the third climate neutrality clustering event.
Super soil: how LIFE is protecting the Earth’s sensitive skinWe depend on soil for food, water, energy and recreation. Soil also protects us from climate change and boosts biodiversity. Yet this precious resource continues to be degraded by human activities. There are however several LIFE projects that are protecting what lies beneath our feet.
5 H2020EE projects showcase new tools that facilitate waste heat and cold recoveryHeating and cooling account for a large share of energy demand in Europe and they are mainly covered by fossil fuels, while low carbon energy sources like waste heat and cold recovery and renewable energy sources remain marginal.
STARFISH 4.0 – Making small-scale fisheries more sustainableSmall-scale fisheries account for 50% of the global catch and 95% of the world’s fishers and yet, very little is known about how much is caught, which species and where. In this context, the EU has urged fisheries to adopt more sustainable practices and actively scouted for innovative ideas that aimed at modernising the fisheries control & enforcement system.
EU against marine litter – A study provides reporting and monitoring guidelinesAbout three quarters of the marine litter in the world's seas is plastic. It is a major threat to marine biodiversity as well as ecosystems.
€280 million in EU funding for new LIFE projectsThe European Commission has approved an investment package of more than €280 million from the EU budget for new LIFE programme projects. The Commission has allocated approximately €220 million to projects on environment and resource efficiency, nature and biodiversity, and environmental governance and information. On climate action, it will invest more than €60 million to support climate change mitigation, adaptation and governance and information projects.
CECOFAD II Study – an ecosystem approach for managing tropical tuna fisheriesAssessing fish aggregating devices in European tuna fishing vessels and providing recommendations on tuna management measures in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.