Europe

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Europe” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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In this year’s edition of European Green Week, which took place from 30 May to 3 June 2016, the focus was on ‘Investing for a greener future.’ Green...
The diverse and experienced panel of speakers presented a series of innovative ideas and best-practices to inspire land stewardship and large-scale landscape restoration through innovative...
For its 10th anniversary, the European Development Days welcomed over 6000 participants from over 140 countries. Over two days, from 15 to 16 June...
This year’s EDDs focused on implementation of the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, making it one of the first major conferences dedicated to this topic. In his opening address, Ban Ki Moon...
Villagers see tangible benefits from safeguarding forested lands ─ now they look to the future 
In mid-May, Russia’s Polistovsky Natural Reserve (PNR) convened a seminar of surrounding villagers and officials from regional protected areas to discuss the effectiveness of the Forest Law...
On 22 May the global community marks ‘International Biodiversity Day’, celebrating the variety of life on earth. Yet, extinction risks range from...
The newly launched report from the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme also identifies a series of global ‘hotspots’ where tensions over international waterways could rise over the next 15 to...
IUCN is concerned about the implications for the environment of the British decision to leave the EU. In addition to the anticipated consequences for...
EU Environmental policy is based on the principle that most environmental issues do not respect national boundaries and are better addressed by common action rather than unilaterally. The UK’s...
For the first time, the IUCN European Regional Office has published its own Annual Report.
In the report, we highlight our activities in 2015, ranging from our engagement in the EU’s environmental policy debates to organising key events at the 2015 Green Week and the COP21 Climate Summit....
EU Environment Ministers met earlier this week to advance the debate on issues related to wildlife trafficking, the circular economy and climate...
On Monday, 20 June 2016, EU Environment Ministers endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking. This Action Plan sets out a comprehensive list of actions to ensure a coordinated response...
The IUCN Regional Conservation Forum 2015, which concluded this week in Helsinki, and was attended by IUCN members and experts from across Europe,...
“IUCN was founded in Europe and this region has always been a leader in nature protection, both on its own continent and throughout the world,” said IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng. “The term ‘...
The results from an independent expert study prepared for the European Commission conclude that the EU Birds and Habitats Directives are fit for...
Experts have answered open questions about the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and coherence of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives with the rest of EU laws as well as their added value to the...
Last month, the EURO Office hosted the IUCN EU Policy Advisory Group (EUPAG) meeting and IUCN Working Group on National Committee Development in...
The aim of the two-day meeting was to prepare for the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawai’i in September and to discuss issues of European relevance. The WGNC reported on the...
Originally submitted by Chantal van Ham for the Nature of Cities blog. Our planet is at a crossroads. The ecosystems that underpin our economy, well...
In these times of change, nature-based solutions can offer a way of addressing growing challenges such as climate change (TNC, 2016), natural disasters, and food security. Nature-based solutions...
Stemming from the regional assessments on capacity development needs and priorities on biodiversity in South-East Europe, the training was designed...
The event was in line with a regional approach to strengthening knowledge on tools and initiatives related to ecosystem services assessments and their integration into development planning in South-...

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