News articles

New EKLIPSE Calls for Knowledge - Now Open

24 January 2018

EKLIPSE is developing a European Mechanism to answer requests from policy makers and other societal actors on biodiversity and ecosystem services related issues. A large part of the EKLIPSE budget is made available to the wider community through open calls so that policy-makers and other...Read more


Public consultation on an EU Pollinators Initiative

15 January 2018

An online public consultation on an EU initiative for pollinators will run from 11 January 2018 to 5 April 2018. The consultation aims to collect views on the decline of pollinators in order to inform the development of the EU initiative. The questionnaire covers the causes and consequences of...Read more

Research project STOP-IT is taking first steps

8 January 2018

Six months after its start, the European research project STOP-IT has taken its first steps. The project, which brings together 22 parties from across Europe and Isreal, focuses on the strategic, tactical and operational protection of critical water infrastructures against physical and cyber...Read more

NBS event in the European Parliament

Innovating with nature to create positive impacts for society

13 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament, and the IUCN European Regional Office hosted an event on Nature-based Solutions for more sustainable and resilient societies, in partnership with the Estonian EU Presidency and the European Commission’s Directorate General for...Read more

OPERAs Policy Briefs for applying ecosystem service science

25 October 2017

OPERAs has produced 6 Policy Briefs to provide stakeholders with knowledge and practical advice to apply ecosystem services science in their field of work.

To download the Policy Briefs and to engage further with the OPERAs community visit their group on Oppla.Read more

Nature-based Solutions City Case Studies

25 October 2017

New Nature-based Solutions Case Studies for cities across Europe have been published on Oppla. This collection of case studies has been compiled by DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission from publicly available information and cross-checked by city administrations. It provides...Read more