- 20h 27 min ago
Abandoned fishing nets make up one-tenth of the plastic marine litter that can now be found in every ocean on the planet. These abandoned fishing nets continue to ‘ghost fish’, capturing and killing marine animals. The Healthy Seas initiative, co-founded by Eurosite member ECNC, recovers these fishing nets from the sea and coasts. The nets are then recycled into nylon fabric, which is used to create high-quality yarn and diverse products, such as carpets, socks and swim wear!
- 14h 49 min ago
- 16h 6 min ago
The Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF) is a new instrument financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission that will provide loans and investments to support projects that conserve, restore, manage and enhance ecosystems and/or apply ecosystem-based approaches.
- 16h 51 min ago
- 18h 12 min ago
- Event:18/05/2015 - 20/05/2015
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.
- Event:18/05/2015 - 24/05/2015
The second edition of Celebrate Islands, an initiative led by Eurosite member Conservatoire du littoral, will take place on 18-24 May 2015. This year the theme is ‘Sustainable Development of small islands’, and the week aims to raise awareness of the ecological importance of islands and their specific sustainable management issues.
This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development.