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Grant scheme for biodiversity in EU Overseas

The full proposal phase of the first call for proposals ended on June 3 at 14h00 CEST. We are currently evaluating all proposals submitted. More information will follow soon.

Conserving Biodiversity in Europe’s Overseas

BESTLIFE2030 (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas) is a granting mechanism focusing on preserving and restoring biodiversity in the EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), which host rich biodiversity but also face significant climate change threats.

The project, spanning six regions worldwide, i.e. Amazonia, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Macaronesia, Pacific, and North Atlantic, engages a consortium of experts to guide and empower local stakeholders in implementing conservation projects, thus emphasizing capacity development, local community engagement and knowledge sharing.

Specific goals include supporting biodiversity conservation, fostering sustainable ecosystem services, and integrating conservation into local decision-making across various sectors.

Ultimately, BESTLIFE2030 strives to make a lasting positive impact on biodiversity, climate adaptation, and sustainable development in vulnerable regions.

18 June 2024
Following a final vote yesterday at the Environmental Council, the EU has just adopted its new European Restoration Regulation. This unique new piece of legislation will be the first to set legally binding restoratio…
3 May 2024
In the face of climate change, insular regions are on the frontline, grappling with unprecedented impacts on their fragile ecosystems, rich in endemic species critical to global biodiversity. However, amidst these ch…
5 April 2024
Five months after the launch of its first call for proposals, BESTLIFE2030 is pleased to announce that the full proposal phase is now open for those applicants whose concept notes have been pre-selected to move forwa…

Our partners

The BESTLIFE2030 institutional partnership brings together a consortium of well-established partners who share a common commitment to nature conservation. Each partner contributes their specialized expertise in grant management, project implementation, and capacity development in the Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). With the aim of fostering practical capacity building and generating tangible impact in the field of biodiversity conservation across European Overseas, the IUCN EU Office, as coordinator, working alongside the following organizations to execute the BESTLIFE2030 project: the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB), the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands, the IUCN French National Committee, Consulta Europa, Nordeco, the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), and the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions.

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