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Medioambiente y clima: La Comisión Europea proporciona 282,6 millones de euros para 225 nuevos proyectos de medioambiente y clima

Última actualización:21 Nov, 2016

La Comisión Europea ha aprobado hoy un fondo de 225 millones de euros bajo el marco del programa LIFE. Los proyectos seleccionados fueron emitidos por beneficiarios pertenecientes a los 28 estados miembro y todas las acciones cubren el campo de la conservación de la naturaleza, política medioambiental e información y comunicación sobre medioambiente a lo largo de toda la unión europea. En total esto representa una inversión total de 589,3 millones  de los cuales la Unión Europea proporciona 282,6 millones de euros.

Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “In the final year of the current programming period, the LIFE+ programme once again demonstrates its ability to deliver essential financial support for environmental and nature conservation projects with significant added value for the EU. These latest projects will make a vital contribution to the preservation, conservation and enhancement of Europe’s natural capital, as well as helping to achieve sustainable growth through investment in a low carbon and resource efficient economy. The widely acknowledged success of LIFE+ and its projects has ensured the recent adoption of a new LIFE Regulation for Environment and Climate Action, with an increased budget, for the period 2014-2020

Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said: “I am happy to see so many innovative projects also this year. And to make them happen, we will contribute with more than €41.2 million, with a total budget of €109.4 million. An ever rising share of LIFE projects is contributing to climate action. And we want to improve this even more: The new LIFE programme from 2014 to 2020 will foresee over 850 million Euros dedicated to climate action. This will roughly triple the amount which is spent on climate action.

The Commission received 1 468 applications in response to its latest call for proposals, which closed in June 2013. Of these, 225 were selected for co-funding through the programme’s three components: LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity, LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance and LIFE+ Information and Communication.

LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance.

LIFE WALEVA (Técnicas Reunidas S.A.): Este proyecto demostrará un método innovador para valorizar los residuos de paja de arroz como un recurso valioso para la producción de ácido levulínico, un monómero químico muy demandado gracias a su poderosa y versátil aplicación en sectores como el farmacéutico, los biocarburantes, la química general, los polímeros y la alimentación.

Source: European Commission press release

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