Mainstreaming Nature Conservation and Social Issues
ENCA activities under this priority have focused on the integration of nature conservation principles into sectoral planning.
The concept of 'mainstreaming' can be interpreted as the integration of nature conservation goals into the practices of businesses and governments. ENCA members are interested in how, as Nature Conservation Agencies, they can influence the uptake of nature conservation principles into such practices.
In terms of social issues, the importance of nature in delivering human wellbeing is increasingly recognised across society. ENCA are interested in how these benefits can be maximised whilst also delivering for Nature.
- ENCA-20 Slovenia 2017 focused on Integration of nature conservation into spatial planning and sectoral policies, with presentations on integration into the forestry, energy, water and agriculture sectors.
- ENCA-16 Serbia 2015 examined the interplay between renewable energy and nature conservation
Selected presentations and papers are available in the Library and can be found by searching 'mainstreaming'.
ENCA-20 Minutes and Actions 2017 'Integration of nature conservation into spatial planning and sectoral policies in Slovenia'
The European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies statement on smart planning and effective compensation
These, and other documents related to this priority can be downloaded from the library by searching 'Mainstreaming'