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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.”

  • 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 Commission announces European Green Leaf 2015, a competition for smaller European cities which show a strong commitment to green growth and a better environment...
  • 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.
  • A lively day of presentations, debate and a world café was hosted by EFIMED (Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute) Advisory Group member, Professor Jerry Vanclay of Southern Cross University, Australia. Read more...
  • Drones will provide photographs and produce maps that are far more detailed than previous satellite images.
  • With crapauducs - Simplified ecological corridors - ACO offers tools built into the green frame taking into account the vulnerability of species...
  • The first center in Spain BOSQUESCUELA opens in the 2015-2016 course in the town of Cerceda. This is an approved and authorized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Madrid center. Read more...
  • 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. 
  • The International Symposium on Mediterranean Temporary Ponds will offer an opportunity to researchers with different cultural background, students, practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders for exchanging experiences and information on the ecology, the biodiversity and the management of this type of habitat, with the aim of promoting its effective conservation and improving public awareness. Read more>>