The month of August witnessed the vibrant energy of the consortium Towards a Climate-Neutral EU: Efficient Allocation of EU Funds as they held their latest online symposium. As member nations discussed their ongoing undertakings, the collective ambition was clear: to efficiently utilize EU funds for a sustainable future
The stunning week in the International Youth Exchange camp in Slovakia, organised by BROZ, was marked by wildlife watching, debates on biodiversity conservation and intensive fieldworks. A photo report!
Increasing biodiversity loss and rapid urbanisation are two key ingredients of today’s global development pattern. At no other point in world history has biodiversity been lost at such an alarming rate, and neither have cities grown as large and as quickly as today
Here at CEEweb, we have been researching and analysing the good that private funding can have in the important work of biodiversity conservation. In order to show the gap that private funding can fill in, we have collated a collection of ‘best practices’ in private funding
CEEweb for Biodiversity has undertaken, in the framework of the LIFE NGO Operating Grant project work plan 2023, to prepare a summary and guide on the management of Natura 2000 sites, the types of management that can be carried out on them, and the recommendations for each type of land use. The guide is intended primarily for farmers and landowners
The first workshop of the EUKI “Building the European Peatlands Initiative: A Strong Alliance for Peatland Climate Protection in Europe” project took place on the 20th of June in Tata, Hungary. Organised by CEEweb for Biodiversity, the event was designed to bring together different stakeholders to share and discuss experiences on peatland protection, restoration and sustainable use
Europe's response to the climate crisis took center stage as the consortium 'Towards a Climate-Neutral EU: Efficient Allocation of EU Funds' convened online. On May 18, project partners from various European nations gathered to share progress and plan for the future.
Representatives from various European organizations recently convened for a meeting with Ms. Zita Herman, an advisor to the Green Group in the European Parliament, to discuss the implementation of the of the Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) principle in EU-funded climate projects
VIMOMA’s project consortium and the invited protected area managers gathered in Hungary to discuss communications tools and approaches to promote natural areas and attract visitors. The fourth workshop was hosted by CEEweb at Teleki-Wattay Castle, Pomáz between the 24th and 25th of April, 2023
Today, a group of organizations sent a joint open letter to the Romanian National Authorities urging for a national goal of climate neutrality by 2050 and more effective implementation of climate policies
Ha minden a terveink szerint alakul, a palántáink meghálálták a gondoskodást és szépen növögetnek. Egy idő után azt vesszük majd észre, hogy kinőtték a helyüket, bokrosodnak és egyre szűkebb nekik az ültetőedény. Ilyenkor jön el a szétültetés, tűzdelés avagy pikírozás ideje
On April 27, 2023, the EUKI Academy and CEEweb for Biodiversity co-organized a webinar with a focus on optimizing the allocation of EU funding to Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries for achieving climate neutrality
At the last in-person meeting of "Towards a climate neutral EU: Efficient allocation of EU funds" consortium, partners explored opportunities for collaborative advocacy, including joint position papers to the European Commission (EC) on REPowerEU and sharing experiences on using EU and public funding for DNSH
In a time of unprecedented nature loss, the proposal for an EU Nature Restoration Law offers a solution to reverse the tide of biodiversity and climate crises and bring nature back to Europe. Urge your decision-maker to support a strong EU law to #RestoreNature!
Experts of the EUKI project “Directing EU Funds towards Climate Neutrality” are concerned that the current system of EU funding might have, against its intentions, negative effects on the EU’s climate goals.
In spite of the ambition of the EU Soil Strategy and the positive approach of the first soil expert group meeting, there are multiple points on which the Commission needs to readdress and not step back.
Harmful projects may dominate Central and Eastern European energy proposals if the EU relaxes environmental protections to accelerate renewables. Case-by-case environmental impact assessments have proved crucial in the past to curb abuse of power and speculation on this side of Europe.
EU plans to expand renewables will reshape land uses in Europe, and this may trigger conflict. Decision-makers must develop strategic spatial planning, through eco-sensitive mapping and community engagement, to ensure the solar and wind revolution does not come at odds with ecosystems’ and people’s needs
With ecological corridors in the Danube region currently threatened by the lack of proper planning of economic development activities, the need to fund interventions in line with the standards of green infrastructure is critical. Thus, the SaveGREEN project just proposed a new set of general recommendations for funding interventions that promote GI from the EU to the regional, national, and local levels.
The FEdA conference on Biodiversity and Human Well Being took place online between 9-11 November, bringing together representatives across a range of sectors including science, politics and economics to discuss challenges and solutions in current conservation policy and research methods.
SaveGREEN is primarily focused upon protecting and strengthening key ecological corridors in the Danube basin, but ecological connectivity is a concern around the world. What do we have to learn from international green infrastructure projects?
In this series of articles we explore how cities and urban areas are affected by climate change. Besides introducing the challenges cities are facing, our aim is also to discover how cities can be the drivers of change. Therefore, we will also introduce solutions and best practices of enhancing cities’ resilience
Cities and Climate Change is a series of articles exploring how cities and urban areas are affected by climate change. Besides introducing the challenges cities are facing, our aim is also to discover how cities can be the drivers of change. Therefore, we will also introduce solutions and best practices of enhancing cities’ adaptive capacity and resilience.
The second workshop of the VIMOMA project was held between the 24 - 25th of October in Křtiny (Brno-Country District, Czech Republic). It aimed to introduce and discuss possible tools and methodologies for quantitative monitoring of visitors in protected areas.
In the 'Cities and Climate Change' series we are exploring how cities and urban areas are affected by climate change. Besides introducing the challenges cities are facing, our aim is also to discover how cities can be the drivers of change. Therefore, we will also introduce solutions and best practices of enhancing cities’ resilience, too.
Cities and Climate Change is a series of articles, where we are exploring how cities and urban areas are affected by the climate crisis. Besides introducing the challenges cities are facing, our aim is also to discover how cities can be the drivers of change. Therefore, each article will also focus on discovering solutions and best practices of enhancing cities’ resilience, too. In this part, we will take a look at how climate change and its effects are influencing the temperature in urban areas
Cities and Climate Change is a series of articles, where we are exploring how cities and urban areas are affected by the climate crisis. Besides introducing the challenges cities are facing, our aim is also to discover how cities can be the drivers of change. Therefore, each article will also focus on discovering solutions and best practices of enhancing cities’ resilience, too.
This is the first in a series of articles focusing on green infrastructure (GI) and how its various applications can help tackle the biodiversity crisis in Central and Eastern Europe. We also explain how the SaveGREEN project promotes good GI practices and better ways to design mitigation measures so that they can work adequately and in conjunction with ecological corridors.So let's get started!
Over the 5th-6th of September, the Hungarian EUKI Community Conference for 2022 will be taking place, organised by CEEweb. Bringing together important actors in climate policy, funding, and activism from across Hungary and beyond, the conference also offers an opportunity for the general public to get involved.
Az éghajlatváltozás mára már a Tokaj-hegyaljai borvidéket sem kíméli. A gazdáknak és a borászatoknak évről-évre egyre felkészültebben kell szembenéznie a dinamikusan változó időjárási- és környezeti viszonyokkal
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing this Global Agroforestry Capacity Needs Assessment aimed at anyone involved in agroforestry-related activities around the world
The energy crisis has led policymakers to take real steps to encourage forest biomass as an alternative energy source. Recognising the dangers of forest harvesting at scale, CEEweb calls for alternatives that are less costly to our collective futures, and do not threaten irreversible ecological losses.
CEEweb and 23 more organisations signed a joint letter to immediately promote alternative solutions to tax cuts and price caps that avoid supporting further fossil-fuel use and engage with the Member States that have recently increased fossil fuel subsidies.
Setting up a resilience monitoring system would not provide a single indicator showing resilience, but lower and upper boundaries around possible thresholds could be estimated and continuously refined.
The strong advocacy of Central and Eastern European capitals for including fossil gas and nuclear power in the EU’s green taxonomy only leads to another unsustainable energy lock-in for the region, leaving their grid exposed to third-country coercion.
Due to climate change, water flow in the Körös rivers is steadily declining following the decrease of rainfall and the increase of water-usage in Romania. Estimations set the timeframe for adaptation to be between 10 and 20 years.
If a government agency or a larger NGO is planning to implement a long-term, large-scale development project, they might be interested in developing in advance a resilience assessment to see possible futures and emergent challenges.
Earth was supposed to stay in the Holocene geological epoch for at least centuries to come, but we humans have pushed it out with carbon emissions, land-use change, chemicals, overpopulation, and so on.
Focused on helping people in Serbia and the Western Balkans to care about nature and the wellbeing of animals, CEEweb Member ORCA is currently implementing the programme 'Your Place in Serbia' to support local initiatives.
2020, the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, is also a make or break year for biodiversity. We are experiencing a sixth mass extinction. After our failures to reach previous targets, we need to act urgently to solve the crisis. Time to take on the challenge!
On 17-18 July, Member States will gather for the Special European Council to define the post-COVID-19 recovery plan and the new long-term EU budget: a critical opportunity to align these economic horizons to sustainability goals and make them sustainability-proof.
The latest report of the European Environmental Agency puts things into fiery perspective. The upcoming environmental challenges are unprecedented, and EU members must make a paradigm shift and invest into a sustainable future.
The mountains of the Aggtelek National Park seem to be becoming the must-pass-through destination for Carpathian large carnivores: after the recently spotted wolf pack, now it’s time for the brown bear. Get to know the new visitor!
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