Biodiversity on the brink
Biodiversity both inside and outside the European Union continues to decline each year. The EU aims to address this through its Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, which emphasises the role of financing in addressing the biodiversity crisis.
However, a number of significant barriers at the national level remain, preventing the successful uptake and efficient use of such financing. The financial allocations earmarked for nature restoration and conservation measures are too low, even though EU funding is available.
The unexplained backtracking of the EBRD and Tbilisi City Hall: why did they keep the contract with a Russian company?
Press release | 13 March 2023
Reconstruction of Ukraine one year after invasion: how far did we get?
One year ago, Russia started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. To face the damages, Ukraine’s and international efforts to plan the reconstruction and rebuild the country, are underway. On 24 February 2023, we look back and evaluate the progress in Ukraine’s reconstruction planning throughout the past year. What worked well and what didn’t? And what will be the next steps?
Listen to our discussion with Anna Ackermann, Board member at Ukraine’s NGO Ecoaction and Policy analyst leading work on a green reconstruction of Ukraine at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Valeriya Izhyk, EU policy officer within Ukraine Reconstruction team at Bankwatch.
We expose the risks of international public finance and bring critical updates from the ground. We believe that the billions of public money should work for people and the environment.