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.
The Commission published the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules.
Today, the European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the upcoming legislative proposal for a new EU framework for forest monitoring and strategic plans.
A major role of protected areas is to provide species with opportunities to shift their distribution in response to climate change. This study looks at key characteristics of Natura 2000 sites to assess their influence on the speed at which water-bird communities react to rising temperatures.
Encouraging businesses to adopt more sustainable practices is a key element in EU environment policy. This study looks at a range of factors that influence the uptake of such measures by small- to medium-sized enterprises across the EU.