Biodiversity

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

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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.

German court warns Tesla to protect biodiversity while building EV factory

21 December 2020 - A German court has ordered electric car maker Tesla to stop cutting trees on peripheral...

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EU takes Bulgaria, Greece to Court of Justice over air pollution

08 December 2020 - The EU is taking Greece and Bulgaria to the Court of Justice for failing to tackle PM10 air pollution and reprimanding them for environmental breaches

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Civil society strengthening nature protection in Shar, Korab-Koritnik region

06 November 2020 - The establishment of Local Action Groups in Albania and Kosovo for the Shar and Korab-Koritnik region is making progress

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EU presents guidelines on Green Agenda for Western Balkans

07 October 2020 - The Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, envisaged by the European Green Deal, is expected...

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Leonardo DiCaprio backs campaign to protect Bosnian rivers

23 September 2020 - Conservationist groups from the region and the world urged the Federation of BiH to pass...

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ESAV Guidelines to improve involvement of ecosystem services into decision making in Western Balkans

21 September 2020 - Author: Sara Pavkov, Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province ESAV Guidelines have been just...

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EU launches EUR 1 billion European Green Deal Call

18 September 2020 - The European Commission is receiving applications for its Horizon 2020-funded EUR 1 billion European Green...

Court halts Vrataruša 2 wind farm project

Court halts Vrataruša 2 wind farm project over EIA study

10 August 2020 - Croatia’s High Administrative Court has annulled a decision of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and...

Flora, fauna research underway in basins of four Neretva tributaries

23 July 2020 - The Center for Environment from Banja Luka began research into the flora and fauna in...

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Top 3 most read articles in June

03 July 2020 - Here are the top 3 most read articles on Balkan Green Energy News in June....

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Rethinking financial sustainability for biodiversity

19 June 2020 - Biodiversity can be in the center of sustainable development, yet it requires systematic solutions and...

World Environment Day biodiversity

World Environment Day 2020: Here’s what we can do for nature

04 June 2020 - We are marking June 5 at a time when most countries are struggling to overcome...

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