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Community financial support for demonstration projects under LIFE

Details of actions which will receive funding under the LIFE financial instrument for the environment have been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. The actions to be financed fall into the following main areas: - Demonstration activities designed t...

Details of actions which will receive funding under the LIFE financial instrument for the environment have been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. The actions to be financed fall into the following main areas: - Demonstration activities designed to introduce clean technologies into the following sectors: . Surface treatment; . Tanneries; . Agri-food; . Graphic industry; . Plastic industry; . Metal processing; - Demonstration activities designed to reduce waste, in particular recycling activities; - Demonstration activities designed to promote sustainable tourism; - Demonstration activities designed to protect and conserve areas of fresh ground water and surface water; - Implementation and development of models designed to incorporate environmental concerns into land use planning and the management of the rural environment; - Implementation and development of models designed to improve the urban environment by reducing traffic/congestion and to mix use of space; - Conservation measures concerning nature sites; - Programmes for the recovery of priority species; - Inventories by major eco-systems; - Emergency actions for priority habitats or species; - Administrative structures and environment services to encourage cooperation between the authorities of the Member States and to modernize and develop monitoring networks; - Education and training/dissemination of knowledge actions to encourage exchanges of experience and good practice in the field of eco-management, environmental audits and environmental hearings. Certain actions will also be funded outside the Community (in the Mediterranean Basin and Baltic Sea regions). These involve technical assistance for the establishment of environmental policies and action programmes, including nature protection.