UBLIC CONSULTATION – Adapting to Climate Change: an EU Strategy

28.05.2020. The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent in the world.

Climate impacts are already being felt across Europe and are likely to increase even further in intensity and frequency. Without drastic emission reduction measures, continued climate change could increase the likelihood of serious, widespread and irreversible consequences, such as the collapse of natural ecosystems, the erosion of global food security or the displacement of people. The Commission therefore believes it is important to bring together a wide range of stakeholder views for the new Strategy to inform the design and policy options explored, as well as the appropriate level of ambition.

You can contribute and participate in this call through the following link: https://bit.ly/3gxEVJC

Europe is affected by indirect climate impacts outside the Union in many ways, such as trade, spread of infections and supply chains or migration.

The ultimate goal of climate change adaptation strategies is to protect people, the planet and prosperity from environmental impacts. By promoting global adaptation actions together with accelerated emission reductions, the EU can help ensure the well-being of EU citizens, safeguard our natural environment and cultural heritage, and protect our investments and economic assets.

Feedback period from 14 May 2020 to 20 August 2020

More information on the consultation at: https://bit.ly/3gp6o0h

 

FIREFIGHTING OPEN INNOVATION LAB-CILIFO CELEBRATES EUROPEAN NATURE DAY 2000

20.05.2020. European Natura 2000 Day refers to 21 May 1992, when both the EU Habitats Directive and the LIFE programme were approved. This Directive together with the Birds Directive (adopted in 1979) became a basis for the EU’s Natura 2000 network of protected areas. Today, Natura 2000 consists of more than 27,800 sites on EU land and sea that successfully contribute to the preservation of Europe’s unique natural heritage.

The Iberian Centre for Research and Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) joins the celebration of this day directly related to the climate change, since the project bets on a cross-border cooperation area of the Euroregion Alentejo-Algarve-Andalusia with a bet of measures towards the prevention and extinction of forest fires in the cooperation area. CILIFO is being developed thanks to the collaboration of a public-private partnership made up of public research bodies, non-profit organisations of public interest and public administrations, all with the common objective of fighting forest fires.

According to the European Commission’s website, to celebrate the Natura 2000 network, one of the EU’s most outstanding achievements, and to honour the efforts of all those involved in making it a success, the European Commission together with the European Parliament, the Council Presidency and the Committee of the Regions declared 21 May as the European Natura 2000 Day.

In 2020, the European Natura 2000 Day will put the focus on “young people and nature” with the aim of inspiring them to commit themselves to the protection and restoration of nature. Given the current situation with COVID-19 in Europe, this special day is celebrated on social networks with the hashtags #Natura2000 or #Natura2000Day

About Natura 2000

Natura 2000 is a European ecological network of biodiversity conservation areas. It consists of Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) established under the Habitats Directive and Special Protection Areas for birds (SPAs) designated under the Birds Directive. Their purpose is to ensure the long-term survival of species and habitat types in Europe by helping to halt the loss of biodiversity. It is the main instrument for nature conservation in the European Union.

For more information on Natura 2000: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/index_en.htm

Contact: Beatriz Martinez (EU Project Officer at Fundación Finnova) beatriz.martinez@finnova.eu

El proyecto CILIFO apuesta por el Voluntariado INTERREG

20.03.2020. Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) es parte de la Iniciativa del Cuerpo Europeo de Solidaridad lanzada por la Comisión Europea. IVY ofrece la posibilidad a jóvenes voluntarios de entre 18 y 30 años de servir como voluntarios en programas transfronterizos, transnacionales o interregionales y proyectos relacionados. Se trata de un programa que permite hacer prácticas dentro de un partenariado con proyecto Interreg aprobado.

*Cabe destacar que dada la situación del COVID-19 los programas de prácticas internacionales están paralizados. Sin embargo, la inscripción está abierta y la fecha límite para solicitar el voluntariado es el 31 de diciembre de 2020.

Para más información: contacte con la Fundación Finnova (navarro@finnova.eu) o visite el link https://www.interregyouth.com/