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Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Biodiversity and ecosystem services

New: Quick Tips guide on green cities

A new guidance note is now available to assist partner countries and EU staff at headquarters and in delegations with planning programmes that make the world's cities greener.

Fears for elephants’ diet as temperatures rise

Fruiting trees are a vital food source for forest elephants and other large wild animals in Africa. But new data from long-term studies shows that tropical tree production is changing at several sites.

UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15)

A final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework is expected at this 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 10th Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and 4th Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing.

Hojas de ruta para la incorporación de la tecnología en los sistemas educativos

Este informe propone el desarrollo de una hoja de ruta para la adopción de la tecnología en el sistema educativo. El nuevo escenario impuesto por la pandemia de la COVID-19 generó situaciones de complejidad inédita para los sistemas educativos de América Latina, tal como la discontinuidad de la presencialidad escolar, asimetrías en cuanto al acceso a plataformas, dispositivos y recursos virtuales, dispar capacidad en docentes y estudiantes para afrontar la virtualidad, entre otros.

The Green Deal: time for action

Nearly one year after its adoption, the European Green Deal has confirmed itself as a top priority of the current Commission. The current crisis has affected neither the level of ambition nor the implementation rate; on the contrary, the Green Deal has become the roadmap for the EU recovery and a model for a global green recovery initiative.

Facts and figures on biodiversity

Brush up your knowledge about biodiversity. Our planet and the economy depend on it: at least 40 % of the world’s economy and 80 % of the needs of the poor are derived from biological resources. This makes biodiversity loss the most critical global environmental threat alongside climate change — and the two are inextricably linked.