Next month, a new video will be released about “Green Infrastructure”, a strategically planned network of high-quality green spaces and environmental features. With around 80% of the EU’s population now living in towns or cities, taking care of the green infrastructure that breathes life into urban and rural habitats has never been more important. Achieving thriving biodiversity is vital to addressing numerous challenges, from climate change adaptation to long-term economic stability.
On 23 January 2008, the European Commission proposed a number of measures making up the EU’s new energy and climate package. The aim was to fight climate change more effectively while boosting Europe's energy security and competitiveness. The package includes extensive measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a 20% reduction in the EU's greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, and will rise to 30% if other developed countries agree to do the same. This, in particular, includes the obligation to obtain 20% of its energy from renewable sources by the same date.