25 Jul '11, 12am

European Commission dishes out €244m environment fund

The European Commission has approved funding for 183 new environmental projects as part of the latest tranche of its LIFE+ programme, a green fund that is expected to dish out €2.1bn between 2007 and 2013. As part of the latest round of funding, announced late last week, €244m will be provided to projects across the EU, taking total investment in the various initiatives to €530m. The funding will be distributed to projects in every member state of the EU and will support a wide range of different initiatives, including nature conservation, climate change, clean technology, and environmental policy, information and communication projects. The Commission said it had received 748 applications for the 2011 budget, of which 183 have now been selected for co-funding. "These new projects will not only make a significant contribution to nature conservation and to improving the env...

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