Commissioner Neven Mimica addressed a public ceremony on Thursday 26 November in the Berlaymont, to celebrate the official release of the report "Larger than Elephants – inputs for an EU strategic approach to wildlife conservation i
At last year's Rio+20 sustainable development conference, Green Economy emerged as one of the two main issues, alongside strengthening the institutional framework for sustainable development. But how can we translate what has been referred to as the ‘rather abstract’ concept of Green Economy into concrete development cooperation activities and results? Achim Halpaap of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) recently delivered the ‘Introduction To An Inclusive Green Economy’ training, and shares his ideas.
EuropeAid recently launched the new flagship initiative EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) which is designed to help the poorest countries protect ecosystems, combat wildlife crime and develop green economies.
As the crucial role of bees as pollinators of the world’s food supply is increasingly becoming common knowledge, reports about the serious decline of honeybee populations in Europe and the USA have alarmed governments, the private sector and the general public. A similar decline in Africa and Asia has the potential to further threaten the world’s biodiversity, in addition to compromising the food security and livelihoods of millions of rural resource-poor farmers, as well as having negative impacts on the agricultural income of commercial farmers.