Sustainable development

Conservation of european wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

The Bern Convention is a binding international legal instrument in the field of nature conservation, which covers most of the natural heritage of the European continent and extends to some States of Africa.
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Its aims are to conserve wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats and to promote European co-operation in that field.
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European Landscape Convention

The European Landscape Convention - also known as the Florence Convention, promotes the protection, management and planning of European landscapes
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and organises European co-operation on landscape issues.
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Major Hazards EUR-OPA

EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement is a platform for co-operation in the field of major natural and technological disasters between Europe and the South of the Mediterranean.
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Its field of competence covers the major natural and technological disasters - knowledge, prevention, risk management, post-crisis analysis and rehabilitation.
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Ecological Networks and Emerald Network

The preservation and ecological restoration of the green heart of Europe is contemplated by the Council of Europe
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as a contribution to the setting-up of a coherent spatial structure and the maintenance of ecological processes and services.
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European Diploma of Protected Areas

The European Diploma of Protected Areas was created in 1965. It is awarded to protected areas because of their outstanding scientific, cultural or aesthetic
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qualities; they must also be the subject of a suitable conservation scheme which may be combined with a sustainable development programme.
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Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT)

The CEMAT is the only framework for pan-European co-operation on spatial development policies within which members
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and non-members of the European Union can gather on an equal footing at the level of Greater Europe.
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