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International Conference on Climate Change in Paris  

The 21st UN Conference on Climate Change will take place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. This conference will be of great importance, as a new international climate protection agreement is to be adopted to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.
There is an urgent need for such an agreement. In its report in 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that current efforts will not be sufficient to achieve the "two-degree target", i.e., limiting global warming to no more than 2°C. The consequences of climate change are already disastrous; throughout the world, millions of people already suffer from droughts, storms or inundations.
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European coalition wants EU leaders to live up to their Paris commitments
EU Coalition for Higher Ambition

A major new coalition of businesses, cities, trade unions and NGOs, are calling on EU leaders to act on the Paris Agreement and ensure that EU climate policies are coherent with its goals.

The new informal Coalition for Higher Ambition is an unprecedented gathering of stakeholders standing together to influence Heads of State and Ministers ahead of the 4 March Environment Council and the 17-18th March European Council – the largest and most diverse such grouping in Europe, on this topic.

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Economic Stimulus in Europe - Accelerating Progress towards Sustainable Development?
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Paper published by the Ecologic Institut
In response to the economic crisis, many governments have adopted a number of stimulus packages. These packages present an opportunity for sustainable development, but the greater opportunity lies in the fact that the crisis provides momentum for changes of unsustainable structures.

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NATURA 2000 protects space for high quality mountain tourism
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From 22th to 25th October 2009, Kudowa Zdrój – the old spa laying at the foot of the Stołowe Mountains played host to the IV International Seminar on Mountain Tourism entitled: MOUNTAIN TOURISM IN NATURA 2000 AREAS - Conflict or Opportunity?

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52 Tips for Biodiversity
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The European Commission has published a handy little guide for the general public on what they can do to help conserve biodiversity. The guide offers 52 practical tips – one for each week of the year – which individuals can apply in their everyday lives in order to help make a difference.

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