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eCO2care - Carbon account registry (Italian)



Coventants and treaties

UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Protocollo di Kyōto - The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. 

Agenda 21 - Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.
The Aalborg Charter - The European Sustainable Cities and Towns Campaign was launched at the end of the First European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns that took place in Aalborg, Denmark in 1994. The Conference adopted the Aalborg Charter which provides a framework for the delivery of local sustainable development and calls on local authorities to engage in Local Agenda 21 processes. Nearly 2,000 local authorities in Europe participate in the Campaign. A group of 10 networks of cities and towns active in different aspects of sustainable development have joined together to form the Campaign and support local authorities in their work on local sustainable development.

Environmental European Plans and Policy

LIFE programme - LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighbouring countries. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/ 

LIFE+ - LIFE+ is the Financial Instrument for the Environment, entered into force with the publication of the Regulation in the Official Journal L149 of 9 June 2007. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/lifeplus.htm

Smarter and cleaner - Resource efficiency means using the Earth's limited resources in a sustainable manner.


Cartesio network – The network is aimed to reach and diffuse collective solutions in cluster sustainable management.

Main European Commission Policies on Urban Environment

Air pollution – Information and policy from the European Commission


Noise pollution – Resources and policy of the European Commission


Sustainable urban transport - Resources and policy of the European Commission


Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of EU CO2 emissions. Energy performance of buildings is key to achieve the EU Climate & Energy objectives, namely the reduction of a 20% of the Greenhouse gases emissions by 2020 and a 20% energy savings by 2020. Improving the energy performance of buildings is a cost-effective way of fighting against climate change and improving energy security, while also creating job opportunities, particularly in the building sector.



Green Public Procurement - Europe's public authorities are major consumers. By using their purchasing power to choose environmentally friendly goods, services and works, they can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production – what we call Green Public Procurement, or GPP.


Sustainable construction - this is one of the six markets in the Lead Market Initiative. It involves environmental concerns, health aspects and issues of convenience. Buildings account for the largest share of the total EU final energy consumption (42%) and produce about 35% of all greenhouse emissions.


Urban development - Cities symbolise the twofold challenge currently facing the European Union: how to improve competitiveness while meeting social and environmental demands.

Europe's cities are its centres of economic activity, innovation and employment, yet they face a number of challenges. The trend to suburbanisation, the concentration of deprivation and unemployment in urban neighbourhoods, increasing congestion – complex problems such as these require integrated answers in transport, housing, and training and employment schemes, which must be tailored to local needs. European regional and cohesion policies address these challenges.


Recent LIFE+ Projects on Kyoto related issues:

GAIA - Green Areas Inner-city Agreement "GAIA" LIFE09 ENV/IT/000074
SUN EAGLE - Endorsement actions for Governance of local environment LIFE09 ENV/IT/000115