375,386 people have called on the European Commission to defend Europe’s strong water law, making the EU’s public consultation on the legislation one of the largest ever in the history of the European Union. This law is critical to ensure that Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands are protected and brought back to good health.
Between the heaps of pessimistic and grim news about nature and the environment that flood our screens every day, good news, as obvious as they should be, are of particular importance. Not only because of their literal nature as positive, but also because they give us the strength to continue the struggle and the right to imagine a better future for nature in our country.
As we are heading towards 2020, we are approaching the deadline to achieve Europe's mandatory energy targets for Cyprus. That is, the share of energy from renewable sources to reach 13% of the gross final energy consumption.
Akamas is a word which, unfortunately, has been synonymous with dispute in public discourse, for at least the last decade. The impression is often given that Akamas is an issue that remains seemingly inactive, but which every couple of months returns and sweeps the Press and Media, communicating many different messages, before it is put back to rest until the next outburst.
Climate change is one of the most important threats the planet is currently facing. Alternative energy sources are a great way to tackle part of the problem and with Cyprus having so many sunny days, it is no wonder that so many photovoltaic parks have been springing throughout our island recently.
BirdLife Partners from Europe gathered in a two day meeting in Athens, organized by BirdLife International and the Hellenic Ornithological Society, to discuss the amendment of the European Marine Strategy (EMS). This was the first time BirdLife Cyprus was represented at Marine Task Force meetings, where our contribution and work delivery was congratulated.
A lot of things go into beer production, but it all starts with good quality water. Imagine a world where your favourite beer looked, smelled and tasted like dirty water. Or a world in which, instead of your usual pint, you were served a bowl of dry, crunchy hops.
The EU Action Plan for the Turtle Dove is a major step forward for the protection of this threatened species, but only if the measures proposed are put into action, including the restriction of hunting.
Today the European Commission released their highly anticipated Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform. The new plan does not guarantee any spending on biodiversity and grotesquely slashes funds ring-fenced for the environment with cuts going as far as 80% across the board.
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