Afforestation as a Mission

Harmonization of environmental and climate change regulations is a long-term process. It is known that these regulations are continually changing and improving at EU level, as well as a lack of administrative capacity in this area. All this additionally complicates the process, and thus represents a great challenge for the …

Confrontation: Small Hydropower Plants and Big Issues

We asked two experts if the construction of small hydropower plants is a national interest, or a public interest is to stop the process of further construction of these power plants, and how to find the right balance between the need for clean energy on the one hand and the …

Free Running Challenge that Enables Users to Compete with a Wild Snow Leopard

Aiming to highlight the need to conserve the world’s endangered wildlife, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), adidas Runtastic further supported by Internet of Elephants and the Snow Leopard Trust today launched a running challenge in the free adidas Running app that enables users to compete with a wild snow leopard …

Europe’s Circular Economy Still in Its Infancy

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving biodiversity. However, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today, circular economy initiatives in Europe are still at an early stage and would benefit from more investments in …

Protecting Europe’s Land and Soil Resources Is Fundamental for a Sustainable Future

Land and soil underpin life on our planet. The way we currently use these vital and finite resources in Europe is not sustainable. Human activities — growing cities and infrastructure networks, intensive agriculture, pollutants and greenhouse gases released to the environment — transform Europe’s landscapes and exert increasing pressure on …

More Than Half of Native European Trees Face Extinction, Warns Study

More than half of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction as invasive diseases, pests, pollution and urban development take a growing toll on the landscape, according to a study. Ash, elm and rowan trees are among those in decline, says the assessment of the continent’s biodiversity, which could complicate …