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  • Yesterday the new proposed Commission was unveiled.

    The environment falls under the responsibility of the new Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.. This would be KARMENU VELLA, Maltese...

  • The editorial in issue 5 describes the efforts being made by the European Commission to protect the ecosystem services that contribute to human wellbeing...
  • Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years, according to the tenth edition of WWF's Living Planet Report 2014. Released today, the biennial report also highlights the urgent need for solutions to be found to humanity’s increasing demand on the world’s natural resources...
  • A worldwide initiative for global conservation and management of rural landscapes is coming soon...
  • The European Union (EU) adopted legislation to address invasive alien species (IAS), in line with its EU 2020 biodiversity targets and its commitments under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Regulation enables the EU to develop and implement a system to prevent the introduction and spread of IAS, with a focus on the species that cause the most damage...
  • Two inspiring days of learning and networking with organisations from 30 European countries.
  • Erasmus+ Programme - Call for proposals 2015
    Reference: EAC/A04/2014
    Deadlines: 22/01 - 01/10/2015

    Programme Guide
  • Green Gyms are fun and free outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical activities such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds.
  • World Cities Day is a platform where people will come together to raise awareness and reflect on issues affecting our cities today.
  • Your very own Outdoors Explorer will help you complete the 50 coolest outdoor things to do before you're 11 ¾ (and use your own skills to find hidden secret challenges!)
  • The Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony gathered last week in Brussels more than 150 local and regional authorities’ representatives interested in the European initiative on adaptation to climate change. Such broad participation shows once more that European cities are ready to engage and are already acting in this regard.
  • Learn how Sweden managed to create a tree removal plan following two major events: attacks by bark beetle and two heavy storms that passed over the region in December 2013 and January 2014.

    For anyone interested in the topic, you can register for this webinar at http://bit.ly/1u7GxiF
  • The European Commission is developing an EU Research and Innovation policy on nature-based solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Nature-based solutions can transform societal challenges into innovation opportunities by capitalising on existing knowledge and turning natural capital into a source for green growth and sustainable development. These solutions are inspired and supported by nature, while maintaining and enhancing natural capital. They are sustainable measures that simultaneously meet environmental, social and economic objectives...