Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Assessment

PROJECTS

10 messages for 2010

To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a series of ‘10 messages for 2010’ covering biodiversity themes and major ecosystem types in Europe.

Aim

The messages were aimed at experts as well as the broader public and cover the following themes: Climate change and biodiversity, Protected areas, Freshwater ecosystems, Marine ecosystems, Forest ecosystems, Urban ecosystems, Agricultural ecosystems, Mountain ecosystems, Coastal ecosystems, and Cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage. 

Each message provides a short assessment focusing on a specific ecosystem or issue related to biodiversity in Europe, presenting an introduction to the current situation, an analysis of main pressures, resulting trends, and conclusions that include biodiversity policy instruments at the European level.

Time frame

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Partners

ETC/BD and European Environment Agency (EEA)

Funder

This work was funded by the European Environment Agency

Output

Starting in January 2010 a new message was released every month. ECNC provided significant input to the drafting of the messages, in particular those on Marine ecosystems, Mountain ecosystems, Coastal ecosystems, and Cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage.

The messages can be downloaded from the website on the right.