LIFE-Environment 2006: Commission funds 50 innovation
projects in 14 countries with EUR66 million
The European Commission has approved funding for 50 new environmental     
innovation projects in 14 countries under the LIFE-Environment programme     
2006. These projects will demonstrate new methods and techniques for     
dealing with a wide diversity of Europe's environmental problems. The     
projects are based in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,     
Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain,     
Sweden and the United Kingdom. They represent a total investment of     
EUR214 million, of which the EU will provide just under EUR66 million.    
The Commission received 464 proposals for funding through the     
LIFE-Environment programme from a wide range of public and private     
sector organisations. The projects selected by the Commission will apply     
ground-breaking technology to solve environmental problems.    
Projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of economic     
activities (15) take the largest share of EU funding (approximately EUR24     
million). Water management is the second most popular theme with 15     
projects (EUR18.5 million). A further 14 projects deal with waste     
management, sharing around EUR15 million. Three projects address the     
reduction of the environmental impact of products and services (EUR5     
million). Finally, three projects cover land-use development and planning     
(EUR3 million).    
Copies of a summary document of all the LIFE-Environment projects (1.5     
MB) is available from: ...    
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Posted: 31/10/2006 By: Professor Paul Bardos