Cyanide from gold mine threatens pristine nature in eastern Serbia

Cyanide from gold mine threatens pristine nature in eastern Serbia

31 December 2021 - Dundee intends to open a gold mine and exploit ore using cyanide. Environmental and local associations are explicitly against it.

40 000 species IUCN Red List threatened extinction

Almost 40,000 species on IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction

08 September 2021 - Nearly 40,000 species out of almost 140,000 on the updated IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction. The Komodo dragon's position has worsened.

EU Forest Strategy targets 3 billion trees planted by 2030

EU Forest Strategy targets 3 billion trees planted by 2030

23 July 2021 - The new EU Forest Strategy includes roadmap to increase the number of trees grown per year from 300 million to 600 million.

North Macedonia revoke concessions small hydropower

North Macedonia to revoke concessions for small hydropower plants

08 June 2021 - Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said most concession contracts for small hydropower plants in North Macedonia would be annulled regardless of possible litigation

UNECE NEXUS solutions

Exploring opportunities to achieving water-food-energy-ecosystems Nexus in Western Balkans

28 May 2021 - Integrated management of water, energy, and land resources, while protecting ecosystems, remains a substantial challenge in the Western Balkans.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 we are part of the solution

May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity: Become part of the solution

20 May 2021 - People are concerned how mankind treats nature, they are changing their behavior, and demanding stronger action to protect the planet.

World Bee Day how to help most important pollinators

World Bee Day: here’s how to help the most important pollinators

18 May 2021 - You can opt for simple solutions for your balcony or around the house that will contribute to the hard work of bees and bumblebees

Lake Ohrid North Macedonia s third wetland international importance

Lake Ohrid becomes North Macedonia’s third wetland of international importance

10 May 2021 - North Macedonia made Lake Ohrid and the Studenchishte marsh its third and largest area on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance

IUCN guidelines mitigating biodiversity impact solar wind

IUCN issues guidelines on mitigating biodiversity impact of solar, wind power plants

25 February 2021 - Burying power lines and temporarily shutting down wind turbines are among measures that can reduce the danger for birds and bats, IUCN says

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Scientists warn replacing fossil fuels with wood is ‘false solution’ to climate crisis

15 February 2021 - Over 500 scientists have warned world leaders against treating biomass as carbon neutral and supporting tree cutting for energy production.

Kozani objects 500 MW floating solar power Polyfytos lake

City of Kozani objects to 500 MW floating solar power project on Polyfytos lake

02 February 2021 - Local authorities in Greece's Western Macedonia say the proposed 500 MW floating photovoltaic project would devastate lake Polyfytos

Germany international climate initiative small grants climate biodiversity

German International Climate Initiative offers EUR 60,000-100,000 grants for climate, biodiversity projects

06 January 2021 - The initiative has published Small Grants International Call for small and local organisations from 142 partner countries.

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