Helping a new type of rural enterprise that can support a transition towards a green, diversified rural economy. Coillte Sláintiúil provides services to protect, rejuvenate and replace native woodlands.
Projects & Practice
A Local Action Group (LAG) helps coordinate the climate and energy strategies of its municipalities.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
Promoting the use of a landscape feature, as it is the dry-stone constructions, to stimulate territorial development.
A restoration project of an old railway station became a model of energy-efficient renovation work and set the grounds for creating a eco cluster of specialised companies and technicians.
An inter-territorial cooperation project in Catalonia promoted the use of endogenous renewable energy and management plans contributing to climate change mitigation and adaption.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
Establishing a totally new and innovative crowd-sourcing concept combined with a local financial intermediary.