The EU4Environment invites everyone to join its online event on ‘Biodiversity and Resilience in the Eastern Partner Countries: How to Make It Real for Local Communities?’ on 1 June 2022.
This event is organised as part of the European Green Week 2022, and aims to show how the EU-funded EU4Environment programme contributes to biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Partner countries.
During the session, speakers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine will take stock of progress and existing challenges to implementing biodiversity and ecosystem conservation measures.
The discussion will also highlight the role that communities can play in restoring biodiversity and benefit from it, and the challenges faced by forest-dependent communities.
The participants will also discuss how biodiversity and local communities’ resilience in Ukraine are interlinked in times of war. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, says the Programme, is causing not only a heavy human toll and infrastructure destruction, but also extensive physical damage to wildlife and habitats. The transboundary environmental impacts of this war, including on migratory species or the water and marine ecosystems, is not yet clear.
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