Resource Cap Coalition
You can help to change how natural resources are used in the world
so that human wellbeing increases, green economy is built and nature is conserved
Sustainable land use
To ensure the survival of our rich ecosystems, the drivers of unsustainable land use
and the connectivity of ecosystems should be addressed
2014 – International Year of Family Farming
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2014 as the
International Year of Family Farming
EU vote on corporate responsibility
The plenary of the European Parliament adopted on 15 April 2014 the directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups. Companies covered by the Directive will be required to disclose in their management report relevant and material information on policies, outcomes and risks, including due diligence that they implement, [...]
The cumulative loss of biodiversity and related ecosystem services between 2000 and 2050 will be equivalent to 7 per cent of the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2050. To halt the degradation and loss of ecosystems, there are already existing or to be implemented policy tools, which aim for mapping, restoring and connecting ecosystems and enhancing our natural [...]
CEEweb member in the final!
Within the frame of the EC’s Natura 2000 Award launched in 2014, Fundatia ADEPT managed to become a finalist with its project, Tarnava Mare: promoting viability of agricultural communities to protect a Natura 2000 landscape – Romania . The Award Ceremony will take place on 21st May in Brussels, where we keep our fingers crossed for our [...]
New legislation on invasive species ...
On 16th April, the European Parliament approved the deal on Invasive Alien Species Regulation. The regulation was initiated due to the fact that invasive alien species costs the European Union more than 12 billion Euros annually. The legislation will – after formal approval of the Council – require Member States to control the routes of [...]
Profits from sustainable agriculture...
On 1 April CEEweb (represented by the Rural Development Working Group coordinator Nat Page) attended the Forum for Agriculture conference in Brussels. The theme of this year’s annual conference was “sustainable intensification”. The sponsors were ELO (European Landowners Organisation), and the agrochemical industry giant Syngenta, justifying the general direction of the conference: continued intensification of agriculture [...]
Be the LEADER!
CEEweb for Biodviersity participated at a conference on April 3, 2014 in Vienna, Austria, where several approaches to the implementation of biodiversity projects of LEADER were showed and evaluated. The conference, ‘Biodiversity & LEADER’ was organized by Umweltdachverband in cooperation with ÖAR Regionalberatung GmbH. During the event, various experts provided insights into the current and future [...]
Parliament votes to improve the EIA ...
In mid-March, the European Parliament voted on a number of revisions aimed at improving the EIA; this was positively received by the NGO community. Some of the main chages are summarized below: New aspects of shale gas projects will have to be taken into account, notably the risks to human health due to water contamination, [...]
NASA study on unsustainability
A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution, Nafeez Ahmad reported for The Guardian. Noting that warnings of ‘collapse’ are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts [...]