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FP 6

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Backgrounds and Effects of EU Bioenergy Policies (AGRINERGY)

May 2007 to October 2008

AGRINERGY (EU Bioenergy Policies and their effects on rural areas and agriculture policies) is a Specific Support Action (SSA) within the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6). The project aims to analyse and understand the socio-economic, environmental and societal issues of EU bioenergy policies and their effects on future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and how they fit into the concept of sustainable rural development.

At the Spring meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 8-9 March 2007, the EU heads ofRead more

Environmental Technologies, Training and Awareness-Raising (ETTAR)

April 2007 to September 2009
Transportation, one of the backbones of today’s economy, is a service that significantly impacts the environment. The volume of transport, transport modes and technology used by transport vehicles determine the level of emissions into air (CO2, SO2, NOx, noise, etc.) and consumption of resources (energy, raw materials, land). At the same time, stakeholder consultations indicate that environmental technologies are not sufficiently used in this sector, partially due to a lack of knowledge and clear information.Read more

A New Environmental Accounting Framework for Policy Analysis (EXIOPOL)

March 2007 to February 2011
For a sustainable development within the EU all social costs of economic activities have to be considered. The integrated project EXIOPOL aims to assess these costs, which include environmental impacts, for the EU-25 and will depict them in an environmentally extended input-output framework. The results of the assessment and the accounting framework will be applied to important policy issues and will help to assess the policy impact of past research.Read more

Rural Areas - People - Innovative Development (RAPIDO)

March 2007 to February 2009

Despite three generations of rural development policies and with the 4th starting in 2007, rural areas still face considerable problems. Many problems of European societies such as an ageing population, high unemployment rates, social disparities and the lack of adaptive potential to the global market are more pronounced in rural areas than elsewhere. To overcome these problems, it is essential to link public, private and inter-sectoral initiatives to foster innovation. RAPIDO has been established to analyse current best practices concerning the development of innovation in agriculture,Read more

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Pharmaceutical Products in Environmental Waters (KNAPPE)

February 2007 to July 2008
Pharmaceuticals in the environment is an issue receiving growing attention. Over the past few years, the amount of research on the potential environmental effects and risks of pharmaceuticals has greatly increased. It thus becomes essential to point out key issues to be addressed in order to increase the effectiveness of research. The EU project KNAPPE aims to identify relevant priority actions to be taken in order to reduce the occurrence, impacts and risk of pharmaceutical products in the aquatic environment.Read more

Policy Incentives for Climate Change Mitigation Agricultural Techniques (PICCMAT)

January 2007 to December 2008

Climate change is one of the main concerns of our modern civilisation. Agriculture is commonly estimated to be responsible for 9% of total greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. The research project PICCMAT aimed to identify farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to suggest policy instruments to support the necessary changes in land management to stakeholders and policy makers.

Agriculture is the main source of two major greenhouse gases - nitrous oxide and methane – and thus contributes considerably to climate change. On the other hand, thereRead more

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Innovative Processes and Practices for Wastewater Treatment and Re-Use in the Mediterranean Region (INNOVA-MED)

January 2007 to December 2009

Wastewater treatment and re-use should be an essential part of sustainable water management strategies in the arid and semi-arid areas of the Mediterranean. The Coordination Action INNOVA-MED aims at coordinating research activities of ongoing and recently completed EU and national projects dealing with the development of innovative technologies and practices for wastewater treatment and re-use in the Mediterranean region.

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The increasing scarcity of pristine waters for drinking and the growing consumption of water by industry andRead more

Resource Equivalency Methods for Assessing Environmental Damage in the EU (REMEDE)

May 2006 to April 2008

The implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) requires a coherent procedure in respect to the evaluation of the environmental damage. The REMEDE project aims to develop and explain resource equivalency methods to be applied in accordance with the requirements of the EU-ELD. It reviews experience in the application of resource equivalency methods and develops a toolkit for decision makers for the application of resource equivalency methods.

The REMEDE project contributes to theRead more

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Economic Assessment of Environment and Resource Costs in the Water Framework Directive (AquaMoney)

April 2006 to March 2009

The concept of environmental and resource costs plays a central role in the economic analysis of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD). However, so far there are no methodological guidelines regarding their practical assessment and inclusion in the economic analyses of the WFD. The AquaMoney will bridge this gap by developing hands-on guidance for assessing environmental and resource costs and testing them in ten European case studies.

The concept of environmental and resource costs plays a central role in the economic analysis of the WFD. It is particularlyRead more

Governance and Ecosystems Management for the Conservation of Biodiversity (GEM-CON-BIO)

February 2006 to January 2008

GEM-CON-BIO aims to explore the interactions between governance modes and sustainable development objectives in particular biodiversity conservation. The objective is to identify through case studies, what type of governance processes and institutions can best contribute to the conservation of biodiversity. Best practice guidelines will be developed and disseminated to those involved in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies.

Ecosystem management is a particular approach to management which concentrates on maintaining theRead more

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