About: Luc Bas

Climate change 04-12-2015

Forests: An underused toolbox for enhancing climate resilience

World leaders have to find new ways of tackling the climate issue. One of the answers might be to integrate nature conservation efforts, such as restoring forest landscapes, writes Luc Bas.
Climate change 30-10-2015

Implementation of EU nature legislation needs to be stepped up

Europe is set to miss its target on biodiversity conservation for 2020. It is now becoming clear that there is a disconnect between what the Directives intend, and what is happening on the ground, writes Luc Bas.

Why we need a genuine circular economy in Europe

One important aspect has so far been missing from the debate on the circular economy - and that's the role played by natural capital, writes Luc Bas.
Luc Bas, Director of the Brussels office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) [Photo: IUCN]

The environment cannot be an afterthought to the economy

How do we communicate the need for fundamental change beyond this group of environmentalists, scientists and progressive businesses? asks Luc Bas.
Luc Bas, Director of the Brussels office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) [Photo: IUCN]

Wildlife populations in freefall: A call for action

The need to preserve the ecosystems on which human prosperity depend is well accepted by the environmental community, but is still not clear to corporate CEOs, national leaders, and the public at large, writes Luc Bas.
IUCN World Congress 2012 [GEF/Flickr]

Will the new EU Commission assure Europe’s leadership on sustainable development?

The re-shuffling of responsibilities among the European Commission’s directorates for the environment, climate change and energy are likely to fundamentally alter the landscape of EU environment policy over the next five years, writes Luc Bas.
Luc Bas, Director of the Brussels office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) [Photo: IUCN]
Agrifood 18-06-2014

Wolves and bears in Europe: a conservation success or a red rag to farmers and hunters?

Last week, the European Commission launched a multi-stakeholder platform to address the conflicts arising from the renewed spread of large carnivores across Europe, such as wolves and bears. Luc Bas explains why this dialogue is so important, and how the platform can be successful.

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