Climate change is changing the environment as much as the lifestyle of people living in coastal areas. With a combination of community, resourcefulness, and innovation two Interreg projects put creative solutions forward.
Life as we know it is under immense pressure from climate change and other human-made threats. Experts warn that ecosystems are deteriorating more rapidly than ever. This is an enormous challenge, which can only be achieved when regions and cities in Europe join forces and get the right people on board.
Tuesday September 28, at 17:00 in the Library in Viborg, Denmark, the red carpet was out and the popcorn ready for the premiere of 12 short animated films made by 38 children aged 8-10 from Friskolen in Viborg. The room was full and buzzing with expectation and excitement.
By Michela Gaifami, Clotilde Mahé and Miriam Stuhlmueller
On 5th August 2016, an underwater electricity cable broke a couple of kilometres off Inis Mór, one of the Aran Islands (Ireland), plunging the islanders into darkness for 4 days. The broadband was affected, medications in the fridge had to be binned and quantities of frozen food had to be thrown away.
Mid-year 2017, Cap La Houssaye – Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean: Julie Martin is on her first trip as a volunteer. The humpback whale season seems to take off that afternoon, with its warm light and caressing sun. Julie and the rest of the crew witness a breathtaking marine spectacle as a staggering number of males keep jumping out of the water in a famous move called breaching.
Zsuzsanna is thirteen years old, lives in Szolnok, Hungary and she would like to protect our planet as much as possible. In Fusignano, Italy, the twelve-year old Fabio thinks the same. He understands that energy is the basis of all our activities.
Sea and agrifood sectors are crucial to Europe’s economy: food related industries and services provide over 44 million jobs in the EU. Interreg pushes forward innovation and sustainability of food products from land and sea in two different European regions.
From toothpaste to toys, hazardous substances are everywhere around you. They are present in your home, your school, and your workplace, wreaking all kinds of havoc. They can make you itch or sneeze, harm your fertility, or even cause serious illness. Professor Jeanette Rotchell and environmentalist Heidrun Fammler battle hazardous chemicals for a living.
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