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  • The 4th Mediterranean Forest Week (IV MFW) will take place in Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, in Barcelona (Spain) from 17 to 20 March 2015. This fourth edition is entitled: “Improving livelihoods: the role of Mediterranean forest value chains in a green economy.”

  • In Rome, five young have recently opened a store of products from the Italian parks. It's called Naturally Parks. Federparchi encourages the initiative of the company I-noor and provides information material on the system of Italian protected areas, which is distributed to customers with the products purchased.
  • The theme of the 2015 International Day of Forests (IDF) is Forests | Climate | Change, chosen purposely to highlight the ways in which forests and climate change are linked, and to rally global support for greater action and change...
  • The 2015 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 nature and biodiversity...
  • The LIFE and Climate change mitigation brochure gives an overview of EU climate policy and provides a host of best practice examples from more than 200 featured projects from across the European Union.
  • With the celebration of this Day, we want all European citizens discover the stunning riches of these sites, where nature and human go hand in hand. We want to convert the European Day of the Natura 2000 Network into the day in which all of us will make a gesture (symbolic or real) for our natural sites.
  • Registration starts now
    We now invite you to register for the conference Large Parks in Large Cities and at the same time to state your interest in presenting a paper or a poster on either a park or a scientific problem. Click the link Registration! ...
  • The European Year for Development 2015 is the year when the Millennium Development Goals expire and in which the international community agrees on the succeeding global framework. This year provides important opportunity to discuss issues for global solidarity and sustainability as well as engage and inform EU citizens.
  • The Protected Areas Solutions Group offers a multitude of consulting services for the numerous challenges protected areas are facing today and tomorrow. The Protected Areas Solutions Group works PanEuropean and has offices in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.
  • Brussels, at the centre of European policy-making, will host the 2015 European Forum on Urban Forestry.
    This year’s EFUF will be very interactive, with pitching yourself and your organisation, and working towards joint project proposals. Therefore, we limit the number of participants to 60, so you better register as soon as possible.

    Registration for the conference and hotel booking is now open (closes at 15th of April 2015).
    Abstract submission is now open (closes 10th of March 2015, notification 8th of April 2015).
  • The latest LIFE Nature Focus publication takes a close look at the work LIFE projects have done to protect threatened freshwater fish species and improve their habitats. The 64-page brochure, LIFE and freshwater fish, highlights the status of key species and the threats they face, as well as providing an overview of LIFE's efforts to improve their conservation status, help in the management of the Natura 2000 network, and meet the targets set by the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020.
  • The Cost Action FP1204 "GreenInUrbs- Green Infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests”, in collaboration with EFIMED and FAO/Silva Mediterranea will organise a side event during the IV Mditerranean Forest Week in Barcelona. This event will take place on 17-18 March in Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.
  • The Nature Outlook on the future of nature in Europe provides alternative perspectives for 2050 on the desired state of nature and actions for civil society, companies and government from local to EU level to achieve the desired state. Perspectives: Connected nature, Cultural nature, Functional nature, Boxed nature...?
  • The next biodivERsA call, cofunded by the European Commission will cover the two following themes:
    Theme #1: Understanding and managing the biodiversity dynamics of soils and sediments to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services
    Theme #2: Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics in land-, river- and sea-scapes (habitat connectivity, green and blue infrastructures, and naturing cities) to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services
    The call is planned to be launched in May 2015, with a closing date in early November 2015.
  • You are invited to participate in our new call for ideas! As part of the work programme 2016-2017 of the societal challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (SC5) of the Horizon 2020 framework programme, the European Commission intends to open calls for large-scale pilot/demonstration projects in the areas of circular economy, nature-based solutions, climate services and water.
  • This two-day conference of the EU-funded project Atopica taking place in Brussels on March 5-6th, 2015 is about the combined impact of changes in climate, land use and air pollution on the highly invasive weed Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) and its consequences on health.
  • The "Green Deserts" projects is an ambitious reforestation project converting 63 hectares of bare and desertified land into forest without the use of traditional irrigation, thereby demonstrating the viability of the Groasis Waterboxx....
  • The new Open Call has now been published. Proposals can be submitted as of February 2015. The first Collection Date will be 24 March 2015.
  • This company has as purpose to create forests and green spaces, to compensate CO2 companies, public entities and people emissions. Read more...
  • The European Conference on "Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion" was jointly organised by Directorate I 'Climate Action and Resource Efficiency', the Municipality of Milan and the Scientific Committee for Milan EXPO 2015, under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Read more...
  • Together with the European Commission and under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ALTER-Net is pleased to host an international conference on Nature-Based Solutions. Relevant to research in many disciplines and communities, to EU policies and to practitioners, 'Nature and Urban Wellbeing' offers rich possibilities to share, learn and connect. Read more...
  • San Francisco is offering a substantial tax break to property owners who agree to dedicate part of their land to agriculture. The tax break is being offered under the city's Urban Agriculture Program, which was launched by the recreation and park department last year.
  • The Journal of EUROPARC Federation
    Understanding the value of nature 
  • La mission Economie de la biodiversité de CDC Biodiversité (Caisse des dépôts) a publié le dernier numéro de sa lettre d'information Biodiv' 2050. Le numéro 5 a pour titre Biodiversité et économie urbaine. Ou comment répondre aux aspirations des citadins vers plus de nature en ville. Cela peut passer par la végétalisation des bâtiments, l'implantation d'espaces agricoles urbains, des cités-jardins, des écoquartiers verts ou le développement de trames verte et bleue.