SHORT INFO: Commission ‘barking up the wrong tree’ on nature law review

What’s it about in short: BirdLife’s Ariel Brun­ner sum­ma­rizes and com­ments on the inter­rim out­comes of the fit­ness check of the EU Birds and Habi­tat Direc­tives When was it released: Novem­ber 20, 2015 By whom: Ariel Brun­ner, BirdLife More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: The verdict is in: Europe’s nature laws are fit for purpose

What’s it about in short: BirdLife sum­ma­rizes some of the first results of the “fit­ness check” of the EU birds and habi­tats direc­tive When was it released: Novem­ber 12, 2015 By whom: Fin­lay Dun­can, BirdLife More info: see also my … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: What’s next for the EU2020 strategy to protect biodiversity?

What’s it about in short: The author men­tions tar­gets for the remain­ing five years towards the EU2020 strat­egy. When was it released: Octo­ber 16, 2015 By whom: Sanya Khetani-Shah More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

What’s it about in short: The mid-term review of the EU Bio­di­ver­sity Strat­egy to 2020 describes progress made in imple­ment­ing the actions and achiev­ing the tar­gets set out in the strat­egy adopted in 2011. The report demon­strates that action on the … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: More financing for natural capital projects

What’s it about in short: Euro­pean Com­mis­sion launches Nat­ural Cap­i­tal Financ­ing Facil­ity When was it released: May 31, 2015 By whom: Euro­pean Com­mis­sion More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — Banking Nature: will putting a price on nature protect it?

What’s it about in short: Launch of the doc­u­men­tary “Bank­ing Nature” When was it released: June 27, 2015 By whom: FERN More info: and … Con­tinue read­ing

NATUE ALERT — last three days of the public consultation as part of the ‘fitness check’ for EU nature legislation (Birds Directive, Habitats Directive)

For the past three months the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has held a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion as part of the ‘fit­ness check’ for EU nature leg­is­la­tion (Birds Direc­tive, Habi­tats Direc­tive — BHD). the BHD and related Natura 2000 net­work are a unique tool … Con­tinue read­ing

Information event on the EU’s new Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF) on 8 May in Brussels

“To pro­tect the diver­sity of our nat­ural sur­round­ings we need to pro­mote the diver­sity of our fund­ing sources. The Nat­ural Cap­i­tal Financ­ing Facil­ity is a new EU fund­ing source that helps busi­nesses to pro­tect nature and adapt to cli­mate change. … Con­tinue read­ing

European Commission publishes study on specific design elements of biodiversity offsets: Biodiversity metrics and mechanisms for securing long term conservation benefits

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has com­mis­sioned a study on spe­cific design ele­ments of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets: Bio­di­ver­sity met­rics and mech­a­nisms for secur­ing long term con­ser­va­tion ben­e­fits. The report and has been pre­pared by Matt Ray­ment, Rupert Haines, David McNeil, Mavourneen Con­way, Gra­ham … Con­tinue read­ing

Results of the No Net Loss Public Consultation now available online!

As many have impa­tiently waited for it, I am happy to announce that the results of the Euro­pean Commission’s pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on its planned No Net Loss Ini­tia­tive are pub­lished online on the web­site of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. The inter­net … Con­tinue read­ing