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 Technical Seminars 
The full program of the FEDENATUR Technical Meeting on Water Management can be download clicking here. Registration form here.
 Commission européenne 
The LIFE call is open! Deadline for traditional projects: 16 October 2014
 Publications 
This special issue features a guest editorial by Dr. Pam Berry from the Environmental Change Institute and brings together the latest research on the importance of protecting and restoring healthy ecosystems to safeguard the many services they provide. Articles in this issue examine the role of ecosystem services in climate change mitigation and adaptation. How best to assess the economic value of ecosystem services is also discussed...
 Commission européenne 
The European Commission is launching a new Award designed to celebrate and promote best practices for nature conservation in Europe. Following the call for applications on 16 December, we look forward to receiving many submissions from people directly involved in Natura 2000, including businesses, local and regional authorities, NGOs, volunteers, land owners, educational institutions and individuals...
 Information 
Bat numbers increased more than 40 % between 1993 and 2011, after declining for many years, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), which considers the state of bat populations in a handful of countries across Europe...
 Information 
The International Year of Family Farming 2014 is an initiative promoted by the World Rural Forum and supported by over 360 civil society and farmers’ organizations...
 Publications 
Download pdf click here...
 Commission européenne 
The 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 3 to 5 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels. The theme will be Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste...
 Congrès et Symposiums 
Appuntamento a Milano martedì 13 maggio, nella splendida cornice di Villa Necchi Campiglio (via Mozart 14), per la seconda edizione del convegnoMETROPOLI AGRICOLE - Strategie, politiche e pratiche per rinnovare l’agricoltura e i servizi città-campagna, organizzato da Fondazione Cariplo in collaborazione con il FAI, la Provincia di Milano e il Parco Agricolo Sud Milano...
 Information 
The second issue of GreenSpace, the official newsletter of the Interreg IV project GreenInfranet, is now available. This issue features reports from the project's first and second exchange of experience workshops, held in Fingal, Ireland, and Szentendre, Hungary, and also highlights best practice examples from three of the partner regions, illustrating how the green infrastructure concept is being implemented in regional planning solutions. The GreenInfraNet project is a response to the challenge of biodiversity conservation in Europe and to the loss of valuable ecosystems and their services. Our member, the Natural Park network of the Council of Barcelona Province "Xarxa de Parcs Naturals de la Diputació de Barcelona, " is one of the partners.
 Information 
The film Barcelona - Embracing the Vision of a Greener Future, introduces Barcelona as one of the European cities aligned with the URBES project. With 1.62 million inhabitants, Barcelona is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe. Located between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountain range of Collserola, the city has urbanised virtually all available land after various periods of urban expansion. This has led to conflicting pressures over green space...
 Conference 
Negli ultimi anni Fondazione Cariplo ha sostenuto diversi progetti caratterizzati da un nuovo rapporto città-campagna e localizzati in Lombardia, in particolare nel Parco Agricolo Sud Milano. Saranno illustrate esperienze nazionali e internazionali, che evidenziano le potenzialità della domanda e dell’offerta di prodotti agricoli di prossimità e la spinta dei nuovi sistemi di distribuzione. La discussione verterà infine sulle politiche pubbliche orientate alla sostenibilità ambientale, che raccolgano i risultati delle esperienze finora realizzate e le declinino ai diversi livelli territoriali...
 Commission européenne 
Satisfaction with regard to green spaces is generally high: in 61 cities the level of satisfaction is at least 70% and in 45 of them it is equal to or greater than 80%. In 9 cities, at least 9 respondents out of 10 are satisfied with the green spaces in their city. Respondents in Munchen (95%), Oulu and Malmo (both 94%) expressed the highest satisfaction with their city’s green spaces... A
 Assemblées 
To celebrate 40 years Working for Nature, EUROPARC, in collaboration with the Marche Region, is delighted to invite you, on the 6th of November in Brussels, to a special event on Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity in Protected Areas...
 Conference 
Invitation to the Second European Conference on Regions and Biodiversity “Local action for biodiversity: the role of regions” The Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 November 2013 Please register before Friday, 8 November 2013. For the registration form click here...
 European commission 
All Member States, all rural areas and all farmers will take simple, proven measures to promote sustainability and combat climate change. Between 2014 and 2020, over EUR 100 billion will be invested to help farming meet the challenges of soil and water quality, biodiversity and climate change...
 Commission européenne 
Launch of call: 16 June 2014. The call will cover "Traditional" projects, Preparatory projects, Integrated projects, Technical Assistance projects, Capacity Building projects. Deadlines: October 2014
 Information 
The Global Flood Partnership (GFP), launched in March 2014 is a unique international forum aimed at developing global flood observational and modelling infrastructure for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk...
 Information 
Moving to an area with good access to green spaces has a positive, lasting effect on residents’ mental health, new research suggests. The study shows that people who move to greener areas report considerably improved mental health three years after leaving their previous neighbourhood...
 Publications 
The proceeding of the Technical meeting : Green Infrastructure in the City: The role of urban and periurban natural spaces hosted in Vitoria-Gasteiz, on 22 June 2006 are available in the Publication section...
 Publications 
New brochure on Green Infrastructure is online. Paper copies will be available soon.
 Commission européenne 
The Council and European Parliament signed into law the Decision on a 7th EU Environment Action Programme, which will guide EU policy action on environment and climate policy for the next seven years...
 Commission européenne 
The European Commission adopted today a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure, and for ensuring that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. Green Infrastructure is a tried and tested tool that uses nature to provide ecological, economic and social benefits. Instead of building flood protection infrastructure, for example, a green infrastructure solution would be to allow a natural wetland to absorb the excess water from heavy rain...
 Information 
Social media has broken down barriers between information providers and consumers. An EU-funded project is seeking to capitalise on this by enabling citizens to monitor and report on their own environment, and thus become the first line of defence against flooding...
 Congrès et Symposiums 
The aim of the conference is to highlight large parks in metropolitan areas and to discuss their importance and role in the future, taking into account the enormous development of townscapes that is foreseen. We will also discuss status, protection and maintenance - in short the governance of large parks in large cities. This will be done within the context of overall green infrastructure, ecosystem services and sustainable cities. Large parks at the same time constitute a basis for understanding the landscape in which the city is set. Another goal is to create a network of people working with large parks around the world...
 Information 
Tourism businesses operating in protected conservation areas in Europe engage in a high number of sustainable practices, a recent survey of over 900 small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) reveals. Reasons for their sustainable behaviour include cutting costs, improving company image and lifestyle choices...
 Commission européenne 
The new Strategy gives a new framework in response to the increasing demands put on forests and to significant societal and political changes that have affected forests over the last 15 years...
 Information 
Acciónatura proposes that you compensate for the surface area (in m2) of your home, office, shop, warehouse, etc., through protecting a natural reserve rich in biodiversity, but severely threatened by human actions. Starting from only 9 Euros, you can preserve 100 m2 of an exceptional wildlife habitat...
 Publications 
La fundación CONAMA acaba de editar un Monográfico sobre ciudades. Se trata de una recopilación de las mejores experiencias para hacer más habitables y sostenibles nuestras urbes presentadas en Conama 2012. Muchas de estas iniciativas son acciones de bajo coste o que pueden incluso generar actividad económica...
 Commission européenne 
The European Parliament approved the budget for the next LIFE programme on Thursday 21 November 2013. The new ‘LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Action’ has a budget of EUR 3.1 billion for environmental projects carried out by public or private bodies, 2014-2020...
 Information 
Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) exists to foster and develop knowledge and implementation of urban ecology worldwide by strengthening contacts and enriching the dialogue between researchers and practitioners, by representing the interests of the academic community within the wider international institutional context and by making the collective expertise of SURE available, where appropriate, in furthering the discussion of urban ecological issues...
 Information 
The economic benefits of restoring natural ecosystems outweigh the costs, according to new research. The study examined the financial costs and benefits of restoring a range of ecosystems, including those found in marine, inland and coastal habitats, and concludes that in most cases the large value of ecosystem services provides a net economic benefit...
 Information 
Landscape ecology, local to global IALE 2013 - European Congress Manchester 9-12 September 2013...
 Information 
The Conference is now open for bookings Join us to hear about the exciting findings from the four-year Scottish Government funded research programme which investigated the contribution of green and open space to public health and wellbeing.
 Information 
The Urban Heat Island effect describes the relatively higher temperatures found in urban areas compared with rural surroundings, and is the result of several different factors...
 Publications 
By: Nilsson, K. Pauleit, S. Bell, S. Aalbers, C. Sick Nielsen, Th. (Eds.)
 Information 
One of the outputs of the INTERREG IVC project PERIURBAN is already available : The Common Methodology, which is a support tool for public and private organisations involved in the creation and/or management of periurban parks. The document presents the key points related to obstacles and solutions in creating and managing periurban parks...
 Information 
In a varied programme of presentations, interviews and discussions we would like to exchange views on local biodiversity policy.
 Information 
Health from outside in. Positive health effects on the natural outdoor environment in typical populations of different regions in Europe.
 Information 
GRaBS Adaptation Action Planning Toolkit: Planning for a Changing Climate Across Europe...
 Information 
The Commission is holding an online consultation on the form of any new EU legislation on Invasive Alien Species which is open until the 12th April...
 Publications 
Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things...
 Conference 
The FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) and WWF Italy organised the seminar “ Parco Ticino, a new model of territorial Development” with the participation of Piero Gnudi, minister of regional affairs, tourism and sport...
 Information 
DG Environment has commissioned a number of studies during 2011 to explore different aspects of the economic benefits provided by ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as the costs of not protecting them. Four studies are now available to read and download on the website at ...
 Information 
The MED programme is a transnational programme of European territorial cooperation.It is financed by the European Union as an instrument of its regional policy and of its new programming period.
 Publications 
Les signataires de la présente Charte sont convaincus, à terme, que la gouvernance territoriale alimentaire contribue à l’écriture, ou à la réécriture du projet de territoire - "Les Systèmes agroalimentaires locaux et les nouvelles politiques européennes"
 Commission européenne 
The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020. There are six main targets, and 20 actions to help Europe reach its goal. Biodiversity loss is an enormous challenge in the EU, with around one in four species currently threatened with extinction and 88% of fish stocks over-exploited or significantly depleted...
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 Formation 
We warmly welcome interested participants to the training session on Monetary and Non-monetary Valuation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Barcelona, Nov 13-15, led by our partner ICLEI Europe. The session is designed for policy-makers, planners and other practitioners, who are interested in discussing and learning about practical implementation of ecosystems and biodiversity in urban development. Registrations are open and participation is free of cost. Join us by signing up through the form below.
 Information 
CBO – Action and Policy provides the summary of a global assessment of the links between urbanization, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Drawing on contributions from more than 120 scientists and policy-makers from around the world, it summarizes how urbanization affects biodiversity and ecosystem services and presents 10 key messages for strengthening conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in an urban context...
 Webinars 
Webinar 2: Financing the resilient city Tuesday 22 October 14:00-15:00 CET Registration for our second webinar is now open! This webinar will discuss strategies for how cities can access funds from both public and private sources to finance urban adaptation and resilience projects. Speakers:Jan Falconer, Manager, Projects Partnerships and Funding, Aberdeen City Council, UK Sarah Ward, Head: Energy & Climate Change, Environmental Resource Management Department, City of Cape Town, South Africa
 Étude / enquête 
Online consultation on: “Multilevel governance of our natural capital: The contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi targets”. The consultation is open till 15 March 2014.
 Congrès et Symposiums 
The Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas conference provides a forum for presentations and other exchanges of ideas and experiences related to the monitoring and management of visitors in recreation and protected areas...
 Congrès et Symposiums 
The conference will last from Wednesday June 3, until Saturday June 7, 2014. Keynote speeches, sessions with thematic presentations, poster sessions and workshops as well as field trips will be scheduled. The conference will focus on “CROSSING BOUNDARIES: Urban Forests – Green Cities”. The event will be of interest to experts from various scientific disciplines, administrations and management practices. It will speak to all working on forest, nature and landscape, as well as landuse planning and management, as well as to researchers and professionals involved in urban construction, architecture and sustainable development.
 Publications 
The world’s first global assessment of the effects of urbanization on biodiversity and ecosystem services Presents the latest state-of-the-art of urbanization, and identifies crucial knowledge gaps that need to be bridged Develops a new theoretical framework for urban sustainability and resilience The book’s thirty-two chapters include global, regional and local perspectives and can be read together or as stand-alone texts This book is an open access book, which is freely available online to anyone, anywhere! The printed hardbound edition (755 pages) is available for just EUR 49,99
 Conference 
European cities face many significant challenges, including the economic crisis, urban sprawl, and the longer-term implications of climate change and resource scarcity. Cities themselves currently account for around 70% of global emissions and are major contributors to the overall ecological footprint. However, cities present opportunities as well. Many cities are growing, and concentrations of people can lead to more efficient use of space, water, energy and other resources. More people means more creative ideas too. URBAN-NEXUS has lived up to this creativity and put forward new ideas to enhance urban sustainability...
 European Habitat Forum 
IUCN invites cities, local, regional and national authorities, businesses, scientists, civil society and anyone else interested to register for the IUCN Urban Biodiversity Forum to share ideas, knowledge, experiences, good examples, news and events as well as opinions on urban biodiversity related matters and suggestions for collaboration...
 Assemblies 
Last Fedenatur General Assembly hold in Athens, 6th of June 2013, has approved with total unanimity to welcome two new members, both from Eastern Europe...
 Technical Seminars 
Society habits are changing either for fashion or for economic reasons. In the last years, for example, the practice of outdoor sports has increased and massive events invade cities and their surrounding parks...
 Information 
Sensibiliser les élèves à la biodiversité en leur proposant une vraie démarche scientifique d'investigation complète et simple pour observer et mieux connaitre la biodiversité : tel est l'objectif de Vigie-Nature Ecole, qui fort d'un succès en Ile-de-France, va s'étendre à toutes les académies...
 Publications 
The proceedings of the Technical meeting: Interaction with society. Challenges and Opportunities for Periurban Parks hosted in Athens, on 06 June 2013 are available in the Publication section.
 Publications 
Research report by WWF and Equilibrium Research assembles evidence about the positive benefits for human health that can be provided by protecting biodiversity and the environment.
 Information 
Le Président de Fedenatur Slimane Tir participera au Colloque d'Arosio sur le Paysage, dans le cadre de l'Université d'Ete 2013 à Cesano Maderno (Lombardie). Le sujet de ce colloque est Paysage sur l'Eau. L'inscription est gratuite...
 Publications 
Coordonné par Serge Morand et Gilles Pipien et sur une initiative de l’Association Santé Environnement France (ASEF) et de Humanité et Biodiversité, cet ouvrage réunit une trentaine de spécialistes de toutes les disciplines : médecins, vétérinaires, biologistes, écologues, philosophes… unissent leurs efforts pour expliquer comment préserver le vivant...
 Congress & Symposiums 
Natureparif 5th annual conference brings ecology into the urban environment, in partnership with the Society for Urban Ecology and the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). This event is designed to share knowledge and discuss the success or failure of urban ecology approaches in cities...
 Workshop 
The European Technology Platform for Water - Working Group on Green Infrastructure, Deltares and IUCN are pleased to invite you for a workshop to exchange knowledge and examples on the implementation of green infrastructure on the 2nd of June, 2014. Registration by 15 May: wsstp@wsstp.eu
 Publications 
The European Environmental Agency has published a Technical Report on Spatial analysis of green infrastructure in Europe. The objective of this report is to propose a feasible and replicable methodology for use by different entities and at varying scales, when identifying Green Infrastructure (GI) elements...
 Publications 
The Report entitled Nature & Countryside within the urban Fringe. European periurban areas: Characterization and a management recommendations has been recently published by the JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA. Consejería de Agricultura, Pesca y Medio Ambiente in straight collaboration with FEDENATUR...
 Information 
The Pesticide Action Week is an international yearly event open to all and aiming to promote pesticides alternatives.It takes place during the 10 first days of spring during which the spreading of pesticides resumes...Watch our short video about the Pesticides Action Week to have all information what this is all about and how you can participate and contribute to this great event!
 Publications 
L'analyse de la « gouvernance foncière » des espaces agricoles et naturels périurbains proposée ici illustre l'évolution de la problématique et des enjeux fonciers : un dépassement des approches sectorielles, une diversité des modes d'action, un élargissement des formes de régulation et de coordination entre acteurs...
 Commission européenne 
The 2013 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 4 to 7 June at a new venue, The Egg Conference Centre in Brussels. This year's theme is Air quality...
 Publications 
Urban Protected Areas is in the well-established Best Practice Guidelines series of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. As is the case with other publications in the series, it aims to consolidate current best practice—and, like them, it will need updating over time in the light of new experience. When this happens it will include more from the experience of other countries not yet covered here...
 Congrès et Symposiums 
CEEweb for Biodiversity is organizing the event ‘CEEweb Academy on Green Infrastructure – Preserving our Natural Capital: Policy and Practice’ on 6-7 October 2014 in Budapest, Hungary...
 Commission européenne 
Within the DG REGIO study on multi-level governance in support of Europe 2020 we are searching for 16 regions or cities, which are interested in participating in a partnership exercise with the 8 case study regions of the study...
 Publications 
Land stewardship is a strategy intending to generate accountability among the owners and users for the conservation and proper use of natural, cultural and landscape resources and values. Land stewardship materializes in voluntary agreements between the owners and managers of land, and land stewardship entities in order to maintain and recover the natural environment and landscape...
 Publications 
Richement illustré, ce guide propose une méthodologie de mise en œuvre des trames vertes en milieu urbain. Après avoir défini dans une première partie le concept de trame verte au regard de la réglementation, l’ouvrage présente dans la deuxième partie les résultats d’un programme de recherche coordonné par des urbanistes, écologues, sociologues, géographes et économistes. Ils reposent essentiellement sur une étude des écosystèmes de plusieurs villes françaises, comme Marseille, Paris, Angers, Nantes, Strasbourg, Montpellier ou encore Rennes.
 Workshop 
An Urban Agriculture Session will take place next 12th of March 2013 at Escola Superior d’Agricultura de Barcelona – Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona tech) Castelldefels (Spain). This open session is part of Barcelona Urban Agriculture Meeting organised by COST Action TD 1106 Urban Agriculture Europe and Escola Superior d'Agricultura de Barcelona. This meeting will be celebrated from the 12 th - 14 th of March in Castelldefels...
 Commission européenne 
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. The award was presented this afternoon by EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, at a ceremony in Copenhagen, which holds the 2014 European Green Capital title...
 Commission européenne 
Copenhagen covers an area of 74.4 km2, is the capital of Denmark and its most populous city, with a city population of 541,989 (2011)...
 Workshop 
Journée gratuite. Le Département de Seine-Saint-Denis et Natureparif invitent les élus et les agents des collectivités à participer à une journée d’information et d’échange d’expériences le 21 mai prochain autour des engagements pour la gestion d’espaces de nature en ville, notamment au travers de l’exemple du Parc départemental du Sausset...
 Information 
2nd Conference on “Forests for People” – a growing interdisciplinary task May 19-23, 2013 Traverse City, Michigan USA
 Information 
The preparatory work for the Environmental Education and Sustainable Development (EESD) European Day (March, 4) continues and we are pleased to send you the preliminary programme in French and in English, to be circulated to your networks. Preregistration for the European Day is available at...
 Information 
En el seminario se expondrán los resultados del primer año del proyecto I+D: “Integración de los espacios agrarios periurbanos en la planificación urbana y territorial desde el enfoque de los servicios de los ecosistemas - PAEc-SP”
 Information 
Conference coming up on urban Green Infrastructure for climate change adaptation, 15th October, Natural History Museum, London. With towns and cities facing the increasing impacts of climate change, the IHDC 2012 conference at the Natural History Museum on 15th October addresses why – and how – working with nature is good for business and good for us...
 Information 
The conference Biodiversity for Local Authorities is being made possible with support from the European Union and is an initiative of the partners in the European project Biodiversity Skills.
 Information 
...in two distinct French localities: Lille and Seine-Saint Denis, France
 Information 
The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT) aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change.
 Information 
Presentation of a draft of the policy recommendations to members of the EUROSCAPES Project
 Publications 
Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things...
 Publications 
The high-quality landscape, understood to be a key factor for the competitiveness and sustainability of the Mediterranean urban areas, is the focus of the PAYS.MED.URBAN project, approved on 5 February 2009, which was organized in the context of the European Union’s programme INTERREG IVB, for transnational territorial cooperation for the Mediterranean area (Operative Programme MED 2007-2013)
 Information 
Association Nationale de Développement des Espaces Ruraux le 6 février à PARIS -thème Villes et Campagnes - Guerre et Paix
 Information 
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a new technical report called "An experimental framework for ecosystem capital accounting in Europe".
 Publications 
The latest LIFE Focus publication is a special edition to mark the 20th anniversary of the LIFE programme in 2012.
 Publications 
Survey conducted by The Gallup Organization Hungary upon the request of Directorate-General Environment. Fieldwork: November 2007 Report: December 2007
 Publications 
Text of the European Landscape Convention (Linguistic versions to download)

22-23/05/2014
Sant Just Desvern -Barcelona
Annual Meeting
General Assembly + Conference Water management
Technical visit of Llobregat River Park, Besòs River Parc, Collserola Natural Park
more information…
20-23/08/2014
Tallinn, Estonia
Conf Monitoring & Management of Visitors
Call for papers deadline 15 April 2014
more information…
2015
Milan
Annual General Assembly
Host by the Parco agricolo Sud Milano in the context of Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life.
2-4 Sept 2015
Stockholm
Large Parks in Large Cities
more information…

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