PODEBA project is co-financed by LIFE, the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation. The LIFE+ programme finances projects that contribute to the development and implementation of environmental policy and legislation. This programme facilitates the integration of environmental issues into other policies, and, more generally, it contributes to sustainable development, throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighbouring countries.
The LIFE+ programme comprises three components:
• LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity
• LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance
• LIFE+ Information & Communication
The PODEBA is being developed within the LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance component. LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance is one of the strands of the European Union’s main funding programme for the environment (LIFE). Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 3506 projects, contributing approximately €2.5 billion to the protection of the environment. It supports technological projects that offer significant environmental benefits. This part of LIFE+ also helps projects that improve the implementation of EU environmental legislation, that build the environmental policy knowledge base, and that develop environmental information sources through monitoring.