The need for healthy ecosystems is now widely recognised, not just to halt the loss of biodiversity, but also to benefit from the many valuable services they provide. An essential condition for healthy ecosystems is the maintenance of ecological coherence. However, habitats throughout Europe are becoming increasingly fragmented. Many initiatives are already playing a role in tackling this issue, such as the Natura 2000 Network. But, given the scale of the challenge, more needs to be done to build an ecologically coherent green infrastructure for Europe for the benefit of all, people as well as nature. Read more
Purpose of workshop
Against this background, the main aims of the workshop were to determine an appropriate Community response to these developments and to identify the actions that would be most effective at EU level. The aim is to build on the experiences of existing initiatives across Europe. The conclusions will contribute to further thinking on how a Green Infrastructure for the European Union could be shaped and built. Read more
The workshop proceedings are now available, to download click here
The workshop was intended for policymakers, researchers, NGOs and other stakeholders who are involved in organisations, programmes and activities that are related to ecological coherence. These will encompass sectors such as biodiversity conservation, climate change, agriculture, transport infrastructure, territorial development and spatial planning.