Abandonment of agricultural areas in Mediterranean Europe can exacerbate fire risk due to increases in natural vegetation.
Invasive alien species are a major global problem causing substantial environmental and economic damage.
Sowing wildflower areas is a common agri-environment measure, however, its biodiversity impacts are disputed.
Transition to a low-carbon economy will create additional demand for many raw materials, production of which will have a range of environmental impacts.
The EU aims to achieve ‘good’ environmental status in marine areas across all Member States. This study assesses protected and non-protected sites in the Mediterranean Sea according to key ecological indicators.
Studies that observe physical and behavioural changes in wild species over periods of rising temperature rarely evaluate the role of climate change in relation to simultaneous changes of other environmental factors.
Climate refugia are areas that remain relatively buffered from the effects of climate change over time, enabling them to play a vital role in safeguarding biodiversity.
Freshwater ecosystems in urban areas face a variety of pressures and are often significantly degraded.
Models used to assess climate-change mitigation pathways rely on assumptions about the relationships between different factors – such as economic growth and climate warming.
Yesterday, at at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans renewed the EU's commitment to reverse biodiversity loss and fight climate change at the ‘Countdown to CBD COP15' pledging event.