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  • 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...
  • The ‘European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity’ was founded to exchange knowledge and practical experience across country and language borders, between farmers and policymakers, scientists, businesses and NGOs, to enable fast and effective implementation of best practices. This will help to optimize agrobiodiversity benefits, promote sustainable agriculture and will encourage widespread uptake of biodiversity concepts, thereby also enhancing non-agronomic ecosystem services. Read more…
  • The first Italian project which develops innovative approaches of environmental governance to preserve agro-forest ecosystems . 
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  • QualityDestination is a new award programme for all destinations on a local and regional scale. It contributes to improving the quality of life and socially responsible tourism, while taking local and regional identity, culture and nature values of the destination into account.
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  • The European Union welcomes the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Lima as a step forward on the road to a global climate deal in Paris next year. The conference agreed on two deliverables, the Lima Call for Climate Action and the draft elements text for the 2015 Agreement. Read more...
  • 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