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.
With EU financial backing, 27 barnacle gatherers in Spain have been able to develop a niche business producing goose barnacle delicacies, such as pâtés, and supplying them to gourmet shops across the country. These products have been developed from smaller barnacles which fetch a low price when fresh but must, nevertheless, be harvested to avoid them colonising the larger, high value barnacles.
More video material available at: http://iservice-europa.eu/presscorner/axis/