A list of projects to receive EC financial support under the LIFE financial instrument for the environment have been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. The projects (selected under Commission Decision C(93) 2822/97 of 22 October 1993) are in the following areas: - Introduction of clean technologies into the sectors of surface treatment, textiles, tanneries, paper, and agri-food; - Reduction of waste, in particular recycling activities; - Reclamation of sites which have been contaminated by waste and/or hazardous substances; - Implementation and development of models for the incorporation of the environment into land use planning and management of the rural environment; - Demonstration activities. Promotion of sustainable tourism, implementation of new concepts which draw particular attention to respecting the natural environment; - Demonstration activities taking account of the environment in transport planning and management; - Implementation and development of integrated management models for the improvement of the urban environment, reduction of traffic, mixed planning, use of space, etc.; - Demonstration activities. Integrated management of catchment areas, in particular for basins which are located on borders, innovation in water-saving, re-use of waste waters; - Modernization and development of monitoring networks; - Training and awareness-raising aimed at improving the quality of environmental impact assessments of major schemes by the use of actual cases and the exchange of expertise; - Demonstration activities outside the priority areas.