Home Forum Coastal Erosion Forum Funding LIFE+ Environment Application Guidelines
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Funding calls and resources applicable to Pocket Full Of Acorns
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: LIFE+ Environment Application Guidelines

LIFE+ Environment Application Guidelines 3 years 6 months ago #61


  • Posts:30
  • Greg
  • Administrator
  • OFFLINE
  • Karma: 2
EU LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance - Guidelines for applicants 2011

- See P21 for "Water" strand
- See P24 for "Waste & natural resources" strand

Here's the extract relating to water:

2. “Water”

Contribute to an enhanced water quality by developing cost-effective measures to achieve good ecological status in view of developing the river basin management plans under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
The development of marine strategies under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) for the achievement of good environmental status of marine waters.
The support to activities to ensure safe and efficient use of water resources, improving quantitative water management, preserving a high level of water quality and avoiding misuse and deterioration of water resources.
Contribute to the implementation of the principles of the EU Recommendation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
Contribute to improving quantitative water management and water efficiency.
Contribute to decrease vulnerability of water and ecosystems to climate change impacts and other anthropogenic pressures.

Indicative favoured actions:

• preparation of the WFD programmes of measures and integrating measures from parent directives such as e.g. the Urban Waste-water Treatment Directive, the Bathing Water Directive, the Drinking Water directive, the Plant Protection Products and Nitrates Directive, the Flood Directive and the IPPC Directive
• development of best practice examples for integration of WFD concerns into sector
policies:
-sustainable use of hydropower based on ecologically based minimum flow requirements and other mitigation measures;
- improving long-distance fish migration;
- habitat restoration and reconnection of alluvial floodplains;
- reduction of impacts from navigation such as soft engineering of embankments, reduction of impacts from waves and pollution from ships;
- reduce eutrophication from diffuse sources;
- implementation of innovative technologies to reduce use of fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture;
• development of innovative tools (technologies, practices, etc.) to improve water
efficiency in distribution networks, households, agriculture and industry sectors;
- tools allowing SME's and farmers to assess water efficiency and apply to stewardship/labelling schemes
- diffusion and implementation of technologies and practices for decreasing water abstraction, consumption and increasing re-use of water.
• natural flood management and increase of water retention by re-establishing floodplains and providing space for water in urbanised areas;
• tools for early detection and management of droughts;
• improving the Nitrate Directive implementation, in particular focusing on the entire nitrogen cycle;
• development of innovative urban waste water treatment systems;
• development of innovative and cost-effective technologies for the improvement of the quality of drinking water;
• implementation of innovative measures of Integrated Coastal Zone Management;
• implementation of innovative measures to adapt to coastal risks and the impacts of climate change;
• development and implementation of innovative measures to prevent and manage coastal erosion;
• implementation of innovative actions for the improvement of bathing waters;
• implementation of innovative activities contributing to a "good environmental status" of marine water according to the Marine Directive;
• implementation of green/blue infrastructures, linking urban and rural areas, as well as marine and coastal areas (fish passes, restoration of river morphology, water retention in urban areas, restoration of links between water bodies and their flood and marshplains)

N.B. When dealing with green/blue infrastructures that aim directly at creating the necessary connectivity among Natura 2000 sites, the proposal should be submitted under LIFE+ Nature.
Attachments:
Last Edit: 3 years 6 months ago by Greg.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: LIFE+ Environment Application Guidelines 3 years 6 months ago #62


  • Posts:186 Thank you received 2
  • andrew
  • Administrator
  • OFFLINE
  • Karma: 2
Bid moves ahead and thanks to the Friends of the Earth
FREdome Visionary Trust | April 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: wp.me/pgwuH-c3

Members of the bid team; Greg , Adam, Robin, Giles, James, Sherief and Suzanne met tonight with Andrew on Skype.

We covered a lot of ground on communications, team roles and bid direction to the LIFE fund. Over three hours of detailed discussion took place to identify the correct funding strand for our wide ranging project. We hope to make definite announcements about this and other supporting actions soon.

We were greatly encouraged by the response from our local Friends of the Earth group to Greg Peachey's presentation last night. We'd like to say a big thanks to them for their support, ideas and hospitality.
Reward a child for thinking not for storing someone else’s thoughts. Andrew K Fletcher
The administrator has disabled public write access.
  • Page:
  • 1
Time to create page: 0.166 seconds
Protected by Spam Fighter