European Topic Centres (ETCs) are consortia of organisations in EEA member countries with expertise in specific environmental areas, contracted by the EEA through framework partnership agreements to carry out specific tasks to support the implementation of EEA and Copernicus work programmes. The European Topic Centre on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (ETC BE) will provide sound, independent information on the environment, and more specifically biodiversity and ecosystems to the EEA. Three key features of EEA and ETC work in 2023 – 2026 will be: 1. Support to the implementation of the range of EU directives, strategies and policies constituting the environmental acquis. 2. Designing and providing support for monitoring requirements and approaches for tracking progress towards the implementation of the 8th EAP and European Green Deal. 3. Contributing to integrated systemic assessments of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.
FT leads the work under WP 3A “Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, and the food system” and co-leads the work of WP 3B “Ecosystems and climate change synergies and trade-offs”.
In 2023, FT will participate in different tasks, including “Addressing incentives that are harmful to biodiversity and restoration such as perverse subsidies”, “Potential water savings towards building resilience in ecosystems and socio-economy of Europe – II” and “developing WFD Art. 18 assessment and the integrated water assessment (IWA)”.
project-category:Adaption to climate change
Tourism and Sports
client:European Environment Agency (EEA)