Information note to IPBES secretariat on EEA and EU information - ETC/BD Technical paper N°3/2015

01 Jun 2015

Iulian Petchesi

This document aims to facilitate access to the comprehensive relevant information hosted by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The document has been developed by the EEA for the IPBES Secretariat to provide the expert group with an overview of relevant resources that might be of use for the Regional Assessment for Europe and Central Asia. The document is structured around the 6 chapters of the regional assessment and lists a selection of relevant information sources based on the review of the environmental data held on the EEA web portal and BISE – Biodiversity Information System for Europe. It also highlights other key EU information and data sources held by Eurostat and JRC, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, including the ongoing EU work on Mapping and Assessment on Ecosystems and their Services (MAES).

Prepared by: Mark Snethlage (from ETC/BD partner ECNC, NL), Eva Spehn (from ETC/BD partner SC-NAT, CH), Sophie Condé (from ETC/BD-MNHN, FR)