The European Commission (EC) invites a broad range of stakeholders to provide their input on the future implementation of the LIFE Programme. While the general objectives of the post-2020 LIFE Programme have been agreed, the input will be used for the preparation of the Multiannual Work Programme for LIFE’s next programming period (2021-2024). The LIFE…

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From 24-29 February 2020, the second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework took place in Rome, Italy. Here, 741 delegates from parties, non-parties, intergovernmental organisations, indigenous peoples and local communities, youth, academia, business and so on got together to discuss the future of global biodiversity. Whereas the first…

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Over a year ago, on 1 March 2019, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2021-2030 as the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The decade was declared to highlight the need for global ecosystem restoration in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss and to safeguard food security and water supply. They key idea…

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The report that the Bulgarian government has sent to Brussels regarding the EU’s Natura 2000 nature protection project is an “outright fake” claims the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN), hereby confirming EURACTIV Bulgaria’s earlier findings. From EURACTIV: “A €9-million leva (4.5 million euro) on the state of species and natural habitats in Bulgaria, paid for…

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From 21-24 September the third Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Europe Regional Conference will take place. The conference will take place in Tartu, Estonia and will be in light of the theme “Ecosystem Service Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes”. The Call for Sessions for this years ESP EU conference is now…

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On 17 February the European Commission (EC) announced a new investment of €101.2 million for integrated LIFE Programme projects for Environment and Climate Action. The investment provides funding for 10 large-scale projects troughout Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia and Spain. These projects eventually should help the transitioning of Europe to a sustainable…

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The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) has completed the assessments of conservation status per biogeographical region of species and habitats listed on the Annexes of the Birds and Habitats Directives. These assessments were made based on the reporting obligation by the EU Member States according to the Article 17 of the Habitats Directive…

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The European Commission has announced to pursue legal action against Romania to stop the illegal deforestation happening in the country. The announcement follows after the death of several forest rangers over the past years and the official complaints by environmental groups Agent Green, ClientEarth and EuroNatur against the ongoing destruction of tens of thousands of…

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On the 30th of January, Eurosite attended the #NatureNow in the European Green Deal conference. The conference, held in the Scotland House in Brussels, was organised by Birdlife, EEB, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF in order to facilitate an interactive discussion on how to put nature at the heart of the European Green…

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