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Our fatal farming system: the other emergency

Tue, 05/05/2020
The EU's food systems will be in danger if we don’t urgently bring them in line with planetary boundaries. With the COVID crisis, the battle between intensive and sustainable agriculture is coming into ever sharper relief. An opinion piece by Harriet Bradley, EU Agriculture and Bioenergy Officer.

A sustainable energy transition can halt the biodiversity and climate crises

Tue, 05/05/2020
The European Commission announced its plans to revise the regulatory framework for Trans-European Energy Infrastructure (TEN-E regulation) in its EU Green Deal. Protecting nature and delivering trans-European energy infrastructure at the same time is possible. Power lines and underground cables can co-exist if sited properly and their impacts are mitigated to limit wildlife mortality.

Champions of the Flyway: Staying home to save the Steppe Eagle

Thu, 16/04/2020
Two human qualities that can’t be confined, even in the face of a global pand

The time for nature restoration is now

Thu, 16/04/2020
What do you see out of your window? Before confinement, did you actually know about that old tree, the noisy redstarts that cheep around your bedroom every morning, the violet flowers defying the sidewalk concrete? Nature is all around us, but you probably hadn’t realized.

#GreenRecovery – Rebooting and reboosting our economies for a sustainable future

Tue, 14/04/2020
If COVID-19 has shown us anything, it's that we can mobilise together rapidly, effectively and massively against challenges of life and death. Science tell us that planet’s survival demands similarly dramatic measures to fight the climate crisis and save nature.

Will COVID-19 fuel the destruction of our oceans?

Fri, 10/04/2020
European fishers and aquaculture farmers who continue to work, like many others who p

Why we need space for nature on farms

Fri, 10/04/2020
In order to survive, birds and bees, fauna and flora, need space: a natural habitat, a home. This simple yet fundamental need is being trampled upon by intensive agriculture. Intensive, pesticide-dependent monoculture farming is destroying nature at an alarming rate: we are now in a biodiversity emergency.
The fen landscape

Reviving the fen: therapy for Europe's lungs in Belarus

Mon, 30/03/2020
Fens are natural wetland habitats: a precious home to nature. Unfortunately, some fens risk being drained for farming, threatening both biodiversity and the climate...
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Nature never sleeps: let’s not let COVID19 nip the EU Green Deal in the bud

Wed, 25/03/2020
The immediacy of the crisis posed by the pandemic causes a range of emotions from anxiety to panic, anger and even confusion. Seemingly, out of nowhere, it has seized the planet’s consciousness and focus and, as tragedy often does, seems to unite more than separate us...