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.
Media 101: working with journalists to promote your LIFE projectMedia relations is an effective means of getting your message across. The team behind LIFE 3n-Bullfrog realises this and has successfully raised awareness of how vital it is to control American bullfrog populations – an invasive alien species that threatens biodiversity in Flanders, Belgium.
Fostering dialogue for sustainable energy investments in Czech Republic and CroatiaTwo roundtables were organised in the framework of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative in the Czech Republic and Croatia in October. Proceedings and presentations are now available.
Helping to save our planet: LIFE projects on the front lineClimate change is happening all around us. Polar ice shields are melting, and sea levels are rising. Extreme weather events like flooding, heatwaves and droughts are escalating. And, things look set to get worse in the coming decades. LIFE projects are working hard to alleviate the situation.