Rivers in Europe are so congested with concrete obstructions like weirs, bridges and other man-made barriers that they no longer flow freely, which harms the wider environment. Removing these blockages could restore these vital aquatic ecosystems to their former glory.
A study of two forest ecosystems in Spain has found that land-cover maps of watersheds, ecosystems hosting key interactions between vegetation, wildlife, and water, are made more accurate by the inclusion of LiDAR data — a type of remote sensing that pulses laser light at a target to measure vertical distances for use in 3D-mapping an environment.
Soil biodiversity, soil quality, and soil health are integral to protecting the natural environment. Soils are crucial to food production and human well-being, as highlighted by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The abundance of soil biota is of great importance for the provision of associated ecosystem services (ES) and fundamental driver of self-regulation in soil.
This workshop in Athens aims to bring together experts and managers to present and discuss best practices, available methods and tools for managing direct impacts on seagrass meadows, as well as explore funding opportunities for the implementation of concrete conservation actions at local and regional scales.
The European Commission is mobilising a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. With many in the region relying on livestock herding and subsistence farming, the prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods. Today’s additional funding brings total EU humanitarian aid to the region to €366.5 million since 2018.
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the entire water cycle. As the Congress rotates through cities and countries each event has an extra emphasis on issues of specific interest to the region.
This event will be held in German.
Wir befassen uns u.a. mit folgenden Fragen:
– Wie können EU-Institutionen ihre Regulierungen so gestalten, dass sowohl Innovationen als auch das Geschäft der Landwirte florieren?
– Wo liegt die richtige Balance zwischen Innovation und Sicherheit (Risikominderung)?
– Welche Vorteile haben neue Pflanzenzüchtungsverfahren für Verbraucher und die Nahrungsmittelqualität? Werden sie den Ansprüchen der Gesellschaft an eine gute Ernährung gerecht?
– Kann Innovation auch dazu beitragen, ökologische und internationale Herausforderungen in der Entwicklung zu lösen? Wenn ja, welche Innovationen braucht es?
– Wenn bestimmte Pestizidklassen verboten werden und es keine Alternativen gibt, was sind realistische Optionen für Landwirte?
The EU needs to put greater emphasis on short supply chains and agroecology in farming in order to preserve its agriculture and make it more resilient to new challenges, such as climate change. Agroecology is also a way to secure our food supply, make our food healthier and as such raise its value.
Organised as part of the LIFE FRANCA project, held at the University of Trento, Italy.
The Ecosystem Services Partnership aims to facilitate discussion and cooperation amongst those working in the field of ecosystem services, and its members especially. In order to do so, ESP has organised international conferences annually since 2008.