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Latvia receives EC funding for climate improvement projects

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUEuropean Commission has provided co-financing to three Latvian institutions for the realization of environmental and climate improvement projects. It is planned to use this finances to restore Piejūra Nature Park in Carnikava, realize a climate change integration pilot project in Valka and have the University of Latvia restore moors.

Carnikava Council will receive EUR 1 million to finance efforts to protect coastal biotopes in Piejūra Nature Park. The project includes the re-development of the park’s protection plan, control of the spread of invasive species and involvement society and local land owner in efforts to ensure long-term management of the park.

With help from German partners, the University of Latvia will realize a project – restoration of degraded moors in North European lowlands to reduce CO2 emissions. This project will be realized in Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Germany. As part of a project organized by Dresden University of Technology, Valka Council will realize a pilot project on adaptation to climate change in the work of local municipal government.

Any legal person could participate in the open contest for financing in LIFE programme. Businessmen, municipal, public and non-government organizations planning innovative and long-term solutions to environmental and climate quality were allowed to apply.

In total, the European Commission will invest EUR 222.7 million from the European Union’s budget to environmental efforts. As a result, EUR 398.6 million will be invested in 144 innovative projects in 23 member states. Of this money, EUR 323.5 million will be invested in effective use of natural resources and preservation of natural and biological variety.

The next LIFE programme selection is planned for 2017.

LIFE is an EU financing instrument intended for environmental protection and climate protection measures.

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