Green Economy and CO2.2

GECO 2.2

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  • Programme: INTERREG V-A CBC Italy-Croatia 2021.-2027.
  • Programme priority: Green and resilient shared environment
  • Lead partner: Molise toward 2000
  • Project budget (100%):  2.056.525,00 EUR 
    • ERDF (80%):   1.645.220,00 EUR
    • FdR (13%):         267.252,80 EUR
    • Private contribution (1,46%):  30.000,00 EUR
    • Public contribution (5,54%):  114.052,20 EUR


  • Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari - CIHEAM IAMB (IT)
  • Zadar County Rural Development Agency - AGRRA (CRO)
  • Dubrovnik-Neretva County (CRO)
  • Coldiretti Molise Regional Federation (IT)
  • Legacoop Marche (IT)
  • Olive growers association Kaštela ''Mastrinka'' (CRO)

Associated partners:

  • Ministry of Agriculture od the Republic of Croatia (HR)
  • Emilia Romagna Region (IT)
  • Apulia Region (IT)

Brief description of the project:

The GECO 2.2 project was launched as a continuation of the previous successful project of the same name, GECO 2, which set up the first experimental voluntary market for carbon credits from agriculture. The success of the mentioned project, combined with the increasing intensity of environmental threats, served as a stimulus for the implementation of the GECO 2.2 project. The proposed agricultural practices belonging to the GECO 2.2 model increase carbon stocks in soil and biomass, while farms simultaneously become more resilient to flooding and drought with the side effects of reducing disaster risks on the overall hydrographic basin. 

The main objective of the project:

Exploiting GECO2 project, results carried out from 2019 to 2022 and financed by Italy-Croatia Programme, this new project, GECO2.2, wants to upgrade the project tools and continue the set up of regional voluntary markets upon a more reliable and durable basis, with the aim to:

  • increase climate change adaptation through the adoption of more efficient and carbon-capturing
  • contribute to droughts and flood risk reduction by promoting farm ecosystem approaches. 

The main results of the project:

  • RCR104_2.1: Solutions taken up or up-scaled by organisations 
  • RCR79_2.1: Joint strategies and action plans taken up by organisations
  • RCR81_2.1: Completion of joint training schemes