The European Commission has convened a new edition of Life +, a line of funding for European projects aimed at improving the environmental quality of the member states of the Union. In this edition, the three axes of financing are:
1. Nature and biodiversity LIFE +
Main objective: to protect, conserve, restore, monitor and facilitate the functioning of natural systems, natural habitats and wild flora and fauna, in order to halt the loss of biodiversity, and in particular the diversity of genetic resources, in the European Union.
2. LIFE + environmental policy and governance
– Climate change: stabilize the concentration of greenhouse gases at a level that prevents global warming from exceeding 2 º C.
– Water: to contribute to the improvement of water quality by developing cost-effective measures to achieve good ecological status with a view to drawing up the first river basin plan in accordance with Directive 2000/60 / EC (Framework Directive of the water).
– Air: achieve levels of air quality that do not lead to significant risks or negative effects on human health and the environment.
– Soil: protect and ensure the sustainable use of soil by preserving its functions and preventing threats to it, as well as reducing the effects of these threats and restoring degraded soils.
– Urban environment: contribute to improving the environmental performance of European urban areas.
– Noise: contribute to the development and implementation of policies on environmental noise.
– Chemicals: improve the protection of the environment and health from the risks posed by chemicals by 2020 by applying the legislation on chemicals, in particular Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 REACH and the thematic strategy on sustainable use of pesticides.
– Environment and health: develop the information base for the environment and health policy (Environment and Health Action Plan).
– Natural resources and waste: develop and implement policies designed to ensure sustainable management of natural resources and waste, improve the environmental performance of products, sustainable production and consumption patterns, and the prevention, recovery and recycling of waste . Contribute to the effective implementation of the thematic strategy for waste prevention and recycling.
– Forests: to provide, especially through an EU coordination network, a comprehensive and concise database of relevant information for forest policy development in relation to climate change (impact on forest ecosystems) , mitigation, substitution effects), biodiversity (starting information and protected forest areas), forest fires, the situation of forests and their protective function (water, soil and infrastructure nothing), as well as contributing to the protection of forests against fires.
– Innovation: contribute to the development and demonstration of innovative policy approaches, technologies, methods and instruments to support the implementation of the Action Plan in favor of Environmental Technologies (ETAP).
– Strategic approaches: promote the effective application and implementation of Union environmental legislation and improve the knowledge base for environmental policy, improve the environmental performance commitment of SMEs.
3. LIFE + Information and Communication
Main objective: to disseminate information and raise awareness of such environmental issues, including forest fire prevention, and to support accompanying measures such as information, communication activities and campaigns, conferences and training, including prevention training. of forest fires.
Proposals can be submitted until June 25. For more information you can consult the following link .