Rise in EU Life environmental project funding
The European Commission has approved €160m of project funding under the EU's Life programme. The 2004 cash total is 10% up on the amount available last year (EED 05/09/04). Of Life's three components, €76m has been allocated to 109 projects under Life environment, most of them aimed at greening of products and technologies or better management of water and waste. Another €76m goes to 77 projects under Life nature, whilst 20 projects outside the EU share €8 million under Life third countries. See press releases on Life environment, nature and third countries.