The 6th edition of the Global Green Destinations Days will be taking place October 4th – 7th and just like last year, we are bringing the conference directly to you, wherever you are. The conference is the annual flagship event of Green Destinations to connect sustainability professionals, destinations, and tourism boards through good practices to support peer-to-peer learning and discover initiatives, practical tools, and solutions for sustainable tourism destinations. Whether you are a tourism professional, researcher, or just curious we invite you to our online GGDD conference with int
Localising the European Green Deal.8 – 10 September 2021 | Wels (Austria) and online. With its newly minted Green Deal, the European Union is striving to become the first truly climate neutral continent by 2050, setting the course in fields ranging from biodiversity and agriculture to sustainable energy, construction and mobility. While the EU’s wide-ranging and ambitious goals will have a direct influence on municipal activities, our local action will, perhaps even more importantly, also be a decisive factor in the European Green Deal’s success.
The 14th edition of the European Development Days will take place on 15-16 June 2021 and will be fully digital.Biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation are defining challenges of our generation and require more coordinated and incisive international efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the interlinkages between human health and an healthy planet. The post COVID recovery should be an opportunity to build back greener and more inclusive societies and economies. Details here: https://eudevdays.eu/programme
EU Green Week 2021 The session will present data from EU funded projects and other experts to shed light on the relative contributions to pollution indicators and the resulting health impacts of the different sources of pollution, in particular from transport. The effects of different types of combustion particles and of brake, road and tyre abrasion will be put in perspective and the ranking in terms of abatement needs will be discussed. Details here:
Within the Environmental Footprint (EF) work, the Commission is organising a general webinar that will provide an introduction to the PEF method replying to questions such as what a PEF study is, how such a study can be undertaken or which are the benefits to the users. This is a technical training at introductory level that can be followed-up by the information and trainings available DG ENV website (https://ec.europa.eu/environment/eussd/smgp/ef_trainings.htm).
Restoration of degraded environments offers beneficial impacts to alleviate stress, improve mental health, to mitigate pollution and provide spaces for contemplation, socialization and physical activity. Speakers for this session will provide their perspectives on the value of nature and restoration of degraded environments in offering beneficial impacts for health and well-being, to improve mental health, to mitigate pollution and climate change, provide opportunities for socio-economic recovery, and how the Nature-based Solutions Community in Europe can contribute to these efforts.
Virtually from Lahti on 31 May 2021 12:00 – 16:00 (CEST)
The European Green Week High-Level Opening Event dedicated to Citizen Science for Zero Pollution will take place virtually from Lahti on 31 May 2021. The event aims to shed light on the citizen-driven research and planning activities that target towards Zero-Pollution future of Europe. Details here: https://greenlahti.fi/en/greenweek
The EU Climate Action newsletter offers timely updates on the latest news about the European Commission’s work to tackle climate change. This work includes key policy updates and the implementation of the European Green Deal, as well as international climate negotiations, the emissions trading system, promotion of low-carbon technologies and more still.