Biodiversity loss and climate change are the biggest environmental threats we face today. To address such crises, the EU has set in place a series of climate and environmental objectives as part of the European Green Deal.
However, in order to achieve these objectives, significant increases in funding and investments are needed in the next decade. This report introduces a selection of five case studies from central and eastern Europe highlighting successful biodiversity restoration and/or conservation projects that are also able to deliver climate adaptation and mitigation measures. These examples serve to create awareness about the many ways nature can be a key part of rebuilding our economies. These can be replicated and developed by a wide range of actors, including EU funds and national and regional governments, as well as the finance sector and business. This publication has been financed byEuroNaturand theMAVA Foundation.