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  • © FIRELIFE. All rights reserved. Licenced to the European Union under conditions.
    07/08/2019

    Stopping forest fires starts early in Hungary

    The FIRELIFE project contributed to forest fire prevention in Hungary by carrying out a targeted communication campaign and by promoting biomass management among forest workers. Raising awareness of this climate change impact is crucial to increasing resilience.
  • Reunion island © LIFE+ Forêt sèche. All rights reserved. Licenced to the European Union under conditions.
    30/07/2019

    LIFE funds species protection on islands across the globe

    European island habitats range from inland archipelagos to the outmost regions of the EU. They can be biodiversity hotspots and critical sites for nesting migratory birds. LIFE funding gives conservation organisations game-changing resources for species protection, land management and staff training.
  • © LIFE F4F. All rights reserved. Licenced to the European Union under conditions.
    24/07/2019

    1.5 tonnes of catering food waste a day given a new life in Crete

    A pilot project in Heraklion, Crete, has turned 1.5 tonnes of leftover hotel food per day into animal feed. Now in its full-scale operation, LIFE Food For Feed expects to expand even further, making a significant contribution to the national waste management plan.
  • Image © 2019 LIFE15 ENV/ES/000209 (Iberia Airlines). All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions
    16/07/2019

    Transforming onboard waste recycling on aeroplanes

    Cabin waste recycling is a difficult task onboard flights, where space is limited and waste is mixed together. The Zero Cabin Waste project wants to change the model by demonstrating a new waste management approach – from the cabin to the recycling plant.
  • © LIFE12NAT/FI/000367 LIFE Saimaa Seal
    10/07/2019

    Rare Finnish freshwater seal gains extra legal protection

    The endangered Saimaa ringed seal needs a peaceful place to breed in the Finnish winter. LIFE Saimaa Seal enlisted local help to build lairs and change fishing practices to better protect the 370 or so remaining individuals.
  • © 2018 LIFE Lagoon Refresh. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.
    03/07/2019

    Sea, sand, and salt – LIFE at work on our coasts

    Europe has some world-famous coastlines, and these are protected within the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive. LIFE funds implementation of the directive through projects across the EU. Here’s a flavour of how LIFE works to protect coastlines and coastal species.
  • Image: Pixabay
    01/07/2019

    Demanding real emissions data from your car manufacturer

    The average European car owner pays about €549 more for their fuel than car manufacturers’ data suggests. The Get Real project in Germany is pushing for more representative emissions tests and fuel consumption figures which consumers can trust. Inaccurate figures harm the environment, the consumer, and public health.
  • © 2018 LIFE GreenFEST - All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions
    28/06/2019

    Setting green standards for festivals and cultural events

    Summer festival organisers are hard at work during the festival season, and public authorities often purchase the suppliers and services used. LIFE GreenFEST is helping administrations to adopt greener buying measures through more sustainable tenders.
  • More than 1 100 concepts for new LIFE projects
    25/06/2019

    More than 1 100 concepts for new LIFE projects

    Applicants from 27 EU countries are requesting €2.2 billion in co-financing from the LIFE programme for new environmental projects. In total, the proposed projects look to invest more than €4 billion to protect our nature and environment.
  • © 2018 LIFERADOMKLIMA PL. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions
    24/06/2019

    Climate-resilient city planning with biodiversity at heart

    Cities in Poland have a tough task to make their infrastructure more climate-resilient. The LIFERADOMKLIMA PL project is supporting efforts by demonstrating ways to reduce flood risks and other climate impacts in the city of Radom, leaning on experience in other EU cities.

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