Stopping forest fires starts early in HungaryThe 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.
LIFE funds species protection on islands across the globeEuropean 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.
1.5 tonnes of catering food waste a day given a new life in CreteA 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.
Transforming onboard waste recycling on aeroplanesCabin 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.
Rare Finnish freshwater seal gains extra legal protectionThe 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.
Sea, sand, and salt – LIFE at work on our coastsEurope 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.
Demanding real emissions data from your car manufacturerThe 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.
Setting green standards for festivals and cultural eventsSummer 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 projectsApplicants 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.
Climate-resilient city planning with biodiversity at heartCities 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.