Consulta Europa, is thrilled to announce its participation in the kick-off meeting of the BESTLIFE2030 EU Project, held in Brussels. Led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this initiative aims to protect the biodiversity of outermost regions and overseas territories over the next decade.
As the regional focal point for Macaronesia within the project, Consulta Europa will play a crucial role in facilitating conservation efforts in this unique and ecologically important area. The BESTLIFE2030 project will establish a financing facility to support applicants and grantees, ensuring their projects have a tangible impact on the ground and contribute to regional and international biodiversity and sustainable development strategies.
Under the coordination of IUCN, recognised as an “assimilated international organisation” by Commission decision C(2020) 7741, the consortium will engage regional stakeholders possessing the necessary technical expertise and implementation experience. This collaboration will provide meaningful guidance to applicants and grantees, focusing on capacity development, project monitoring, communication and visibility, and knowledge sharing through best practices and capitalisation exercises.
The BESTLIFE2030 project will establish a strategic framework to maximise the impact of awarded projects not only at the local level but also at the national and EU levels. Through aligning with local strategies and reinforcing conservation efforts, this project will contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in EU Overseas regions.
“We are honored to be a part of this initiative,” said Michelle Perello, CEO at Consulta Europa. “This initiative represents a significant opportunity to promote sustainable development and safeguard the unique ecosystems found in outermost regions and overseas territories. We look forward to collaborating with IUCN and other stakeholders to make a lasting impact on biodiversity conservation.”
Consulta Europa remains committed to its mission of promoting environmental sustainability and contributing to a better future for our planet as the Regional Focal Point for Macaronesia.
Learn more about this project at: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/life/publicWebsite/project/details/101096887