07 Sep 2011
LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighbouring countries. LIFE support for agricultural communities comes in many forms, including studies that identify practical options to help farmers find economically viable ways of mitigating climate change.
24 Aug 2010
The report '10 messages for 2010 - Urban Ecosystems', published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview of the relation between urban ecosystems and biodiversity. It states that urbanisation in Europe can both be an opportunity or a threat for biodiversity.
03 Dec 2008
Barcelona’s biodiversity efforts are rooted in the results of a comprehensive Local Agenda 21 process of several years ago which indicated the population’s interest in strong biodiversity protection. The City of Barcelona, which is known for innovative environmental policies, has transformed this interest into a series of concrete on-the-ground projects. The city is already working on the implementation of the 5 new biodiversity initiatives, forming step 5 of the ICLEI’s Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) Project.
31 Aug 2006
Sustainable Urban Planning Networks for Green Spaces (SUN) – sought to increase community involvement in urban biodiversity through citizens participation. In the City of Rome and in London, all communities present were involved in drawing up biodiversity action plans. The project’s success was based upon the notion that to successfully manage the diversity of wildlife within an urban community also involves managing the its social, age, ability and ethnic diversity.
01 Jun 2006
A guide on how to encourage biodiversity in urban parks.