Environmental Governance

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EfE Batumi conference opening
Gathering around 600 delegates from 56 countries, the Eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference was held 8-10 June in Georgia. It has...
IUCN was one of the first organizations to recognize the role of nature in tackling ever growing world challenges such as climate change or ensuring food, nutrition and water security, and to...
Hordaland, Norway
Target 2 of the EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020 is to maintain and restore ecosystems and their services. IUCN, in partnership with the Institute...
Ecosystem services are the range of goods and services that healthy ecosystems provide and thus contribute to society’s well-being. However, many of Europe’s ecosystems are being degraded or...
This week EU officials, ministers and experts debated the next EU budget in a high-level conference. Although the event was called ‘Shaping our...
On 8-9 January the European Commission organised a conference on the EU’s long-term budget for post-2020, called the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The Commission plans to present its...
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Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society...
The development of the CSO vision represents a milestone for transboundary water governance in the region as it was the first time that CSOs joined forces and took the lead in developing a common...
Fields of cereals with trees
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the ‘greening’ of direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been...
Green direct payments were introduced under the last reform of the CAP, in 2013, and account for around one third of EU countries’ direct payment budgets. To be eligible, they require farmers to...
European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program and ENPI East...
SUMMARY: The regional programmes “European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance II Program” and “ENPI East Countries FLEG II: ...
Beetle on wheat
Today, the European Commission unveiled its strategy for the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which calls for more environmentally...
Some elements of the non-legislative communication appear positive, such as the Commission’s call for EU countries to consider Management Plans for the European Network of Protected Areas Natura 2000...
Taller en Sixaola
Four days of lessons on theoretical concepts and practical exercises to improve communication skills.
Mesoamerica, August 2017. Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) helps communities tackle challenges arising from climate change. Project AVE (Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems) aims to promotes...
MEPs voting in a European Parliament plenary
IUCN welcomes today’s Resolution from the European Parliament on the EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy and joins the Parliament in...
During the debate, Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella stressed that the Action Plan is not enough, as it needs to be implemented before it can be considered sufficient. “We still need...
Airfield Berlin
Effective conservation cannot be confined to remote and pristine natural areas, but should be holistic and include all relevant actors and...
Local and regional governments play a crucial role in supporting the implementation of the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and many...
Call for UN to Recognize and Protect the Ocean’s Rights
CEESP News - by  Fiona Wilton, The Gaia Foundation / OCC-Uruguay The ocean covers seventy percent of our planet, generates over fifty percent of the...
The call was launched at the UN Ocean Conference, held during June 5th-9th,  with a view to identifying best practices, sharing experiences and building partnerships, to “reverse the decline in...
CEESP NEWS - By Seline Meijer The new IUCN 2017-2020 Programme strengthens its commitment to social justice, equity, transparency and inclusion by...
    At the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, IUCN Members adopted a decision to establish a new membership category for Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPOs). This landmark...

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