Basic information

On December 16th 2016 the project „LIFE-IP ZENAPA - Zero Emission Nature Protection Areas” has been approved by the EU-funding programme for environment, nature protection and climate policy “LIFE”. The project meets the challenge to harmonize the German Energiewende (energy revolution) with different requirements of climate-, nature- and species protection.

The integrated project of the LIFE-subprogram “Climate”, has a budget of 17 million Euros, of which 8 million Euro are funded by the EU. While, project partners and other co-financers cover the remaining amount.

The project has started on the 1st November 2016 and covers a period of eight years. There are three phases of the project with a duration of 2.5 years for the first and the last phase plus 3 years for the second phase.

Sixteen partners from eight federal states and the grand duchy of Luxembourg are involved in achieving the project objectives and the implementation of the project measures. The Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS), an institute of Trier University of Applied Science located at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, coordinates the project. The project area covers twelve large-scale protected areas as well as their surrounding regions.