EU Green Week 2020 is scheduled for 19-22 October 2020, on the theme of nature and biodiversity. After the adoption of a new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 in May, Green Week will highlight the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth. The new strategy shows how the recovery is an opportunity for a fresh start, in the knowledge that transformative change is possible. It’s a chance to rethink our relationship with nature, to change the activities that are driving biodiversity loss and the wider ecological crisis, and to weigh up the implications for our economy and society. EU Green Week will examine how EU policies such as the European Green Deal can help protect and restore nature, leaving it room to recover and thrive.
This year’s Green Week will also act as a milestone on the path to the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, now planned for 2021, where world leaders will adopt a 10-year action plan for biodiversity – a new global deal for people and nature. More information about the Green Week – please visit www.eugreenweek.eu/en
On October 22, 2020 we invite you to participate in the online conference “Climate Information for Biodiversity”!
Mitigating the pressure of climate change on biodiversity requires proper ecosystem management, but this is often hindered by a lack of climate information. In this online conference, experts highlight the interplay between biodiversity and climate, and emphasize the importance of climate information for biodiversity conservation. We also introduce you to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) for Biodiversity that offers tailored and operational bio-climatic indicators at global scale in an open platform with flexible tools. Finally, biodiversity experts from diverse organizations around the world showcase their use cases and how climate information from the service has promoted their case.
For more information and registration please visit https://hopin.to/events/climate-information-for-biodiversity