LIFE begins at 30

Season 1, Ep. 1

2022 marks the 30th birthday of two outstanding environmental success stories - the LIFE Programme fund for environment and climate action, and the Habitats directive, which created Natura 2000, the largest network of nature-protected areas in the world. This first episode of #LIFEis30 talks with people working on the ground to ensure environmentally friendly farming in Ireland and plastics-free seas around Italy, as well as two of the founders of the Habitats Directive, Henriette Bastrup-Birk and Stanley Johnson. Angelo Salsi, a European Commission official who has worked on the LIFE Programme for 28 years, shares his enthusiasm and commitment. The last word is from Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

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