EU environmental plan offers 239 mn euros for 2014 projects

Funding for nature, biodiversity, information programs

(ANSA) - Brussels, June 25 - The European Commission on Wednesday said it would offer almost 239 million euros in funding this year for projects designed to respond to serious environmental challenges to Europe.
    Eligible projects under the LIFE program would deal with conservation of nature and biodiversity, resource efficiency, governance and environmental information.
    EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik said the program "will help to achieve sustainable growth through investment in a resource-efficient economy and allow member States and local authorities to implement plans and strategies in key areas such as the nature, waste, air and water". Over its seven-year life span, the program is designed to provide more than 2.5 billion euros.


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