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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
News article | 29 April 2021

Nordic-Baltic LIFE platform meeting

The annual meeting for LIFE projects in the Nordic and Baltic regions took place on 14 April.


How LIFE projects can support the European Green Deal and its various elements like the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 was the main focus.

It was agreed that LIFE projects on such pressing issues as restoring rivers, increasing connectivity, improving conservation status, developing management plans, reducing pesticide use, and removing invasive alien species, can all help implement the European Green Deal.

Overcoming challenges like negative public opinion through awareness-raising actions was also considered important.

Research was deemed pivotal for addressing a lack of data on habitats and species.  And having solid land management plans in place was also mentioned as vital for increasing connectivity.

It was agreed that involving young people and volunteers can boost LIFE projects’ impact and therefore, the European Green Deal.

Being flexible and adapting LIFE project actions to the European Green Deal’s objectives was deemed a priority.

Finally, sharing successful project results via various communication channels and across the LIFE network is critical as it can inspire others to become involved in saving the planet.

Want to find out more?

LIFE and the European Green Deal

EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

New LIFE programme (2021 – 2027)

Check out our YouTube playlist featuring several LIFE Nordic-Baltic projects


Image: LIFE15 NAT/SE/000892/Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten - ReBorN LIFE - All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.


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