By working collaboratively with top Lombard research centres and Universities through tens of partnerships, Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente has been achieving and currently expanding its role as a leader across the international scene.
The Foundation sits at the table of major international environmental meetings and works collaboratively with international partners, to help all parts of society understand environmental issues. Since the early 1990s, FLA has participated in major scientific debates, conferences and events on air quality, climate change and sustainable development.
Since 2000, FLA has participated in the Conference of the Parties within the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and, following its accreditation by the UN, in the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.
Locally, the Foundation supports the enforcement of European policies, by participating in major EU programs (i.e. EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects [LIFE], 7th Framework Program, Interreg IV C and ESPON programs). FLA’s Environmental Law Enforcement division studies European environmental regulations and their impact, promoting wide-ranging debates while assisting local authorities in the enforcement of the Maastricht Treaty provisions.
The Lombardy Foundation for the Environment, in the years 2009-2010, through study, research activities and international meetings organization, supported the implementation of the environmental program of the Lombardy Region in the role as chairman of the "Four Motors for Europe".