Natura 2000 is the centerpiece of the European Union nature & biodiversity policy. Is the largest network of protected areas in the world. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats.
Climate change affects all countries but not with the same intensity. Poorer areas of the world are among the most vulnerable. In most countries of the developing world, climate change threatens to destroy development efforts and make living conditions impossible.
Together with local authorities, NGOs and other international institutions, the EU provides assistance and funding for territorial adaptations and disaster preparedness. On the Asia peninsula, the Mekong River and Delta provides the breadbasket of the region but is also one of the most vulnerable regions in terms of climate change. Floods, drought and deforestation are some of the problems facing this region. 70 million inhabitants, who depend directly on the river, are facing risks of displacement, food insecurity, increased poverty and even international tensions.