From 1992 the European Union has been supporting nature, environment and climate action via the LIFE funding instrument. To celebrate this anniversary a series of events around Europe has been organized during 2017, also jointly with the celebration of 25th anniversary of the EU Habitats Directive and of Natura 2000 network of protected areas.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the LIFE Program, a meeting has been organized in
Florence among those who are committed or interested in LIFE projects dealing with the various
aspects of environmental noise pollution issues, to find and discuss the achievements, current experiences and future developments. Each project has been presented, showing targets, effects on environment and population, benefits achieved and future development.
A special regard to urban planning that consider Low Emission Zones and Low Emission Corridors
emerged in the demonstrative actions of running projects.
The idea of building a network among these projects and other International projects regarding Environmental noise has been drafted.
In this paper, the experiences of eight Life projects are shortly summarized and a description of the Noise Low Emission Zones concept, implemented in Life MONZA project is given.