DG Environment & Joint Research Centre
Stand n° 6
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) conducts research on forests in Europe and in the world using modern technologies such as satellite imagery and geographic information systems alongside data collected on the ground to monitor and access the health of our forests and predict how climate change may affect them in the near future. The information drives policy making for the protection and enhancement of this invaluable natural resources in Europe.
Stand n° 8
DG Research is one of 40 directorates-general of the European Commission. The mission of DG Research can be summarised as follows:
- to develop the EU policy in the field of research, innovation and technological development
- to support EU policies in other fields such as environment, health, energy, regional development etc
- to coordinate European and Member States research activities
- to promote a better understanding of the role of science in modern societies
TESS is designing a decision-support system that helps to maintain and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services by providing information that benefits local recreation and livelihoods, while enabling grassroots collection and provision of biodiversity monitoring data required in environmental assessments and planning at all spatial levels.
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Stand n° 10
The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is the European Commission's department whose mission is to steer, in close relationship with stakeholders at regional and European level, the development and implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy and to manage the Common Fisheries Policy. It aims to promote the sustainable development of maritime activities as well as the sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources within and beyond Community waters.
Valencian Regional Government - Generalitat Valenciana
Stand n° 11
The Valencian Regional Ministry of Environment, Water, Urban Development and Housing is responsible for environmental assessment of projects, landscape planning and management of natural resources. http://cma.gva.es
City of Stockholm - European Green Capital 2010
Stand n° 14
The City of Stockholm is the very first city to be designated European Green Capital 2010 by the European Commission. During 2010 Stockholm will do its best to act as a role model and share its experiences on sustainable urban development.
Provincie Vlaams-Brabant & the National Research Station for Chicory Witloof
Stand n° 20
Flemish Brabant is the youngest province of Belgium. The provincial government is a form of local government; linking the municipalities and the Flemish and federal government. The province is situated in the heart of Flanders. It encircles Brussels, the capital of Europe. The province consists of 65 municipalities.
The National Research Station for Chicory Witloof
The National Research Station for Chicory Witloof was established in 1973, to sustain the chicory production sector. This non-profit agency is located in the Provincial Agricultural Centre at Herent (Belgium). The principal task of this Research Centre is implementing the results of scientific research to durable production methods for the growers.
Centre for Economic Development, Transport & the Environment for South Ostrobothnia
Stand n° 24
The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for South Ostrobothnia ensures a healthy environment and sustainable use of natural resources and safe transport operations in the Western Finland region. We promote entrepreneurship, functioning of labour market, competence and cultural activities. We foster regional development by implementing and developing government activities in our region.
Ministry for Spatial Planning & Environment, Montenegro & Ministry for Environment, Land & Sea, Italy
Stand n° 25
The Ministry for Spatial Planning and Environment of Montenegro and the Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea of Italy jointly support the implementation of numerous projects to promote sustainable development: such projects aim to avoid pressure on biodiversity both along the coast and in the inland, not least matching the needs related to environment protection with economic development.
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Stand n° 27
By analyzing past and present climate patterns and processes and their effects on organismal biodiversity, the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) aims to provide reliable projections for future climate/biodiversity interaction and to develop practicable adaptation and mitigation strategies for the management of climate-related biodiversity changes. www.bik-f.de
EU Biodiversity Campaign
Stand n° 33
The EU-wide campaign, which coincides with the UN's designation of 2010 as the Year of Biodiversity, aims to raise awareness about the problem through a website, a video clip, PR actions, street art and media, including social media. The main thrust of the campaign will be to show citizens the real implications these losses will have in their daily lives, with a focus on actions citizens can take to prevent such losses.
The campaign is built around the slogan, ‘Biodiversity – we are all in this together’. It will have an educational dimension that reveals the benefits biodiversity brings, and stresses in particular the idea of ecosystem services and the dangers of their disappearance. The aim will be to make citizens more aware of the role they can play in slowing and preventing this loss. The theme that will return repeatedly is the idea of connectivity and interdependence.
Stand n° 36
In cooperation with other governmental organizations and NGO’s, the Regio Randstad / Provincie Flevoland developed a Integrated Development Perspective for the Markermeer and IJmeer. The system approach of the Integrated Development Perspective aims to create an ‘ecological surplus’ that goes beyond the legal minimum. This gives advantages of scale in ecological terms and creates enough support for protective species and habitats so that new projects and activities no longer form a threat to the ecological balance.
Stand n° 40
Brussels Environment is the public name of the Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment (IBGE), the Brussels administration for Environment and Energy. Brussels Environment manages the air we breathe, the soil we walk on, the water in our rivers, the energy we consume, the waste we produce, the noise we make. We carry out measures and surveys on the quality of air, the sources of noise, the quality of green areas and water, household waste. We examine and manage authorisation dossiers and environmental licences, assuring the control and supervision of activities carried out.
Stand n° 44
The European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) is a pan-European award scheme, launched by the Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission in 1987. Every two years, the European Commission rewards outstanding companies that demonstrate their commitment to putting sustainable development into action.
The awards are given in four categories: Management, Product, Process and International Co-operation.
Stand n° 45
The EU's Eco-Innovation funding scheme supports innovative solutions that can make better use of natural resources and reduce Europe's ecological footprint. It supports the implementation of the Environmental Technologies Action Plan, ETAP, and it targets SMEs. The 2010 call for proposals will be open until 9 September 2010. http://ec.europa.eu/ecoinnovation
European Environment Agency
Stand n° 47
The European Environmental Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. The EEA has 32 member countries.
Atlas of Biodiversity Risk - UFZ & PENSOFT
Stand n° 48
The present Atlas of Biodiversity Risk is the first of its kind to describe and summarise in a comprehensive, easy-to-read and richly illustrated form, the major pressures, impacts and risks of biodiversity loss at global level. The Atlas presents the main results of the European FP6 project ALARM (68 partner organisations from 35 countries from Europe as well as other continents) with some core outputs of several other research networks.
On Thursday 3/6 - 18:00 - 19:00
Launch of the Atlas of Biodiversity Risk - in the exhibition area, stand 48
The Atlas of Biodiversity Risk describes and summarises in a comprehensive, easy-to-read and richly illustrated form the major pressures, impacts and risks of biodiversity loss at a global level. The Atlas combines the main outcomes of the large European research project ALARM with some core results of numerous other research networks.
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Stand n° 49
The Muséum is one of the world’s major natural history institutions. It contributes to the knowledge and conservation of biodiversity through research, higher education, conservation of priceless reference collections and outreach activities in its museums, botanical and zoological gardens. The Muséum also provides expertise to the government for environmental policies.