TransParcNet 2021

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The TransParcNet is the network of EUROPARC’s Transboundary Protected Areas. Every year there is a meeting for members of the network. This year, like in 2020, the meeting will be hosted by EUROPARC online on the 10th of June 09:00 – 16:00.

Transboundary Areas and the EU Green Deal

This TransParcNet meeting will look at the contribution TransBoundary Protected Areas can have to the EU Green Deal.

The European Green Deal is the plan to make the EU’s economy sustainable. We can do this by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities, and making the transition just and inclusive for all

Says the European Commission. So, what can this new approach offer the cross-border Protected Areas? And how can the EUROPARC Transboundary Areas contribute to this crucial objective for the entire European continent?

That are the questions that we look forward to answering! We will hear from the European Parliament, the European Commission (EC) and the European Committee of the Regions on their perspectives, initiatives, funds and programmes. Additionally, the EC will elaborate the technical note on the criteria and guidance for protected Areas designations and management.

You can find the entire agenda here

We very much look forward to a fruitful and enlightening exchange and discussion. You can register here.

Please note that the TransParcNet meeting is limited to certified EUROPARC Transboundary Areas only!

European Day of Parks Webinar – “Protected Areas for Climate Change adaptation, health and environmental education”.

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On May 24th 12:00h CET, on the European Day of Parks 2021, EUROPARC Spain will organise a webinar in the framework of the ADAPTASALUDEA project, and in which they will present an overview on the current state of Protected Areas in Spain. Additionally, different examples of contributions to climate change adaptation, health and education will be presented. The webinar will be hosted entirely in Spanish language.

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Webinar introduction

In the more than 100 years of history of Protected Areas in Europe, we have experienced crucial milestones: from the first national parks declared for their grandiosity and symbolism to the development of the Natura 2000 Network, where the majority of terrestrial and marine ecosystems are represented. In recent decades we have learned that nature conservation is essential to successfully respond to the impacts derived from climate change. We also know that Protected Areas are strategic places fin rural development policies. An appropriate management of Protected Areas not only contributes to improving the status of species and habitats, but also provides a great number of services to the society, visitors and inhabitants. The recent health crisis has made the human need and dependence on healthy spaces even more visible. The “new generation” of parks is called upon to face new global challenges that need local responses, with new approaches that enrich the progress made, with the incorporation of new generations of active, creative and committed people.

Webinar Programme

  • 12:00 – 12:10: Welcome and introduction. Antonio López Lillo, Honorary President of EUROPARC-Spain.
  • 12:10 – 12:30: Updates on the ADAPTASALUDEA project: Protected Areas in 2021. Marta Múgica, Carlota Martínez and Diego García. Fernando González Bernáldez Foundation, Technical Office of EUROPARC-Spain.
  • 12:30 – 13.15: Table of experiences. Protected Areas: spaces for climate change adaptation, health and environmental education.
    Moderator: Javier Valenzuela, Vice President of APIA, Communications Director of the Natural Heritage Foundation. Panellists:

    • Conchi Fagundo. Public use and ECST Technician at the Garajonay National Park, La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain.
    • Cati Carrillo. Socioeconomic dynamization and ECST responsible at the Regional Park of Sierra Espuña, Murcia region, Spain.
    • Silvia Raya. Environmental educator of the Marjal de Pego-Oliva Natural Park, Valencia autonomous región, Spain.
  • 13:15 – 13:45: Q&A / Discussion
  • 13:45: closing remarks – Rafael Mata, President of EUROPARC Spain.

Next webinar: Atténuation du changement climatique – Gestion des espaces naturels protégés et séquestration de carbone

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Next EUROPARC Webinar will take place on the 26th of May, 10:00 AM CET, on the topic of Climate change mitigation: Management of protected natural areas and carbon sequestration. The webinar will be held in French.

La Fédération EUROPARC, dans le cadre du projet LIFE Natur’Adapt, s’associe avec la Fédération des Parc naturels régionaux de France pour vous inviter à un webinaire à propos de l’opportunité pour les espaces naturels protégés de contribuer à l’atténuation du changement climatique par la séquestration de carbone.

  • Atténuation du changement climatique: Gestion des espaces naturels protégés et séquestration de carbone
  • 26 mai 2021 à 10h00 CET
  • Gratuit – inscription nécessaire

Séquestration carbone à travers la filière bois local dans le Parc Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut

Le Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut met en œuvre plusieurs projets dans le domaine de la biodiversité ou du développement durable local qui contribuent significativement à la séquestration carbone. Vous découvrirez les actions au niveau de la filière bois, de l’exploitation durable des forêts à la promotion de la construction en bois massif local qui constituent un apport intéressant au niveau du stockage du carbone tout en contribuant à limiter les émissions de CO2.

Bruno Clément est chef de projets au Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut en Suisse. Après un diplôme en géographie et une spécialisation en écologie, il a travaillé dans différents bureaux d’écologie appliquée avant d’œuvrer quinze ans dans la coopération au développement. Depuis 2014, il a rejoint l’équipe du Parc Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut comme généraliste, avec des compétences à la fois dans les sciences naturelles et dans le développement régional et la sensibilisation. Il est actuellement responsable des projets paysage, filière du bois régionale et éducation à l’environnement.

Retenir l’eau dans les tourbières du Jura pour y stocker du Carbone

Dans cette présentation, vous découvrirez le lien entre tourbières et carbone dans le contexte jurassien ainsi que les perturbations observées  et leurs conséquences et les actions du LIFE tourbières en 2 ou 3 exemples.

Pierre Durlet est géologue et écologue de formation universitaire. Il travaille au Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura depuis 10 ans, après un premier poste au Parc naturel régional du Morvan.

Il est chargé de l’animation de sites Natura 2000 à forte composante tourbeuses et aquatiques et de la mise en œuvre du programme LIFE Tourbières du Jura depuis 2014. Il est également le co-animateur du site Ramsar Tourbières et lacs de la Montagne jurassienne qui a vu le jour en février 2021.

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10.00 Accueil et introduction 

10.10 – Séquestration de carbone à travers la filière bois local dans le Parc Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut

Bruno Clément, Chef de projets paysage, filière du bois régionale et éducation à l’environnement, Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut, Suisse

10.30 – Retenir l’eau dans les tourbières du Jura pour y stocker du Carbone

Pierre Durlet, Chargé de mission milieux naturels, Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura, France

10.50 Discussions

11.30 Fin

Le webinaire durera environ 1h 30min et sera organisé en français. Nous accueillons des participants de tout le réseau et au-delà.

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Register now for the Seminar Dialogue 2021!

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Following the successful Seminar-Dialogues organised in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, on the 1st of June 2021 representatives of the EUROPARC Federation will have a further chance to dialogue with the European Commission. Due to the restrictions still presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place online. The event is organized in collaboration with DG ENV, with the participation of DG AGRI.

This year we will discuss targets, criteria, guidelines, and funds for the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030, and the role of the Protected Areas.

By bringing together representatives of the European Commission and Protected Area professionals, EUROPARC aims to put a spotlight on the contribution of Protected Areas to the achievement of the European policy goals, whilst giving the European Commission a clear insight of the challenges faced by professionals in the field.

‘Seminar Dialogue’ is an opportunity to give a voice to nature within the European commission and highlight the importance of Protected Areas

The EU Biodiversity Strategy foresees a large role for Protected Areas. During the Seminar Dialogue 2021 EUROPARC Members will have the opportunity to hear directly from the European Commission on the different restoration targets, criteria and its implementation.

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(NOTE: the event is open to EUROPARC members and European Commission only). Information on how to join the meeting will be forward to you on confirmation of your attendance.

In order to facilitate the exchanges, a panel of selected participants will animate the discussion. The other participants will be able to send their questions by chat.

We very much look forward to a new fruitful and enlightening exchange and discussion.

You can find the agenda here

LIFE program

Co-funded by the European Union.

The organisation of this event has been supported financially in the framework of the European Commission’s (Directorates General Environment and Climate Action) LIFE funding programme of operating grants for European Environmental NGOs. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the event lies entirely with the authors.