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2014 – International Year of Family Farming
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2014 as the
International Year of Family Farming
New guidance handbook on financing N...
The Commission prepared a new “Financing Natura 2000 Guidance Handbook” for the period 2014-2020. The document is designed to help EU Member States strengthen the uptake of EU funds for the management and conservation of their Natura 2000 sites in the new multiannual financial framework. The Handbook analyses and describes opportunities for financing investments in […]
Commissioner expresses concern over ...
“The stigmatizing rhetoric used in Hungary against non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in the field of promoting human rights and democratic values, with politicians questioning the legitimacy of their work, is of great concern to me” said Nils Muižnieks last Thursday, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, publishing a letter addressed to the Minister […]
Nagoya Protocol enters into force th...
The Nagoya Protocol will enter into force on 12 October 2014 following its ratification by 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In the past weeks, 12 countries have deposited their instruments. Its entry into force will mean that the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties can now be held from […]
Formulating global sustainability
The process of finalizing the Sustainable Development Goals is now entering the final phase. The UN-established body, Open Working Group (OWG), which is responsible for this work, has come a long way, starting in March 2013 with eight stocktaking meetings, followed by consideration of elements for a goals and targets framework, at the 9th session, that commenced on March 2014. Since […]
Trekking towards Tourism Strategy in...
A conference organised right before the COP4 of the Carpathian Convention will focus on the Final Draft for the Strategy on Sustainable Tourism Development of the Carpathians. The strategy is ready for adoption at the Conference of the Parties of the Carpathian Convention (COP4). The stakeholders will discuss ways and means of implementing the strategy […]
EU project maps global resource foot...
Imports into Europe increase its greenhouse gas footprint by 25%, its overall water use by 81% and consumption of materials by 45%, according to an EU research project. Its land footprint more than doubles once imported goods and services are included, the EU-funded CREEA research project found. The project, which uses trade data for 2007, maps […]
CEEweb urges the President of the EC
CEEweb for Biodiversity urges the President of the European Commission, the European Council as well as the Energy and Climate Commissioners to stand for an ambitious energy efficiency target by 2030 in order to use energy efficient economic as well as environmental benefits. The European Commission is currently planning out the course, aiming to secure Europe’s […]
EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014
European Commission organises an EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014 (EUSEW) in Brussels and throughout Europe to share best practices and inspire ideas on energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions from 23 to 27 June 2014. EUSEW is the premier event for public authorities, energy agencies, private companies, NGOs and industry associations engaged in helping to meet the EU’s energy […]