Global Nature is a private non-profit organisation dedicated to nature conservation. Our work is based on technical rigour, ethical commitment and innovation.
Our activity can be divided into three broad categories: habitat and species conservation, agri-food sector sustainability, and corporate sustainability. The actions and projects in each thematic area are interlinked to create synergies, increase the efficiency of resource use and ensure the continuity of each course of action.
Wetlands have always formed part of our work, and restoring and conserving these areas is our primary objective. Our activities have directly benefited more than 100 wetlands in Spain, covering an area of more than 14,000 hectares. Wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems in biodiversity conservation.
Agencia EFE, the leading news agency in Spain and fourth-largest in the world, is a multimedia news company with a global network of journalists. More than 1,100 professionals from 60 countries work for the agency around the clock in more than 180 cities in 120 countries. The agency has five publishing offices, located in Madrid, Bogotá, Cairo (Arabic), São Paulo (Portuguese) and Bangkok, offering its products to clients on all five continents.
EFE distributes almost 2.5 million news items per year, in the full range of media formats (text, photography, audio, video and multimedia), which are delivered every day to more than 2,000 clients (media, companies and institutions) worldwide.
EFE has major branches in the capital cities of all 17 of Spain’s autonomous communities, as well as in Ceuta and Melilla, with smaller offices in other Spanish cities.
Part of the Universitat de València Estudi General (UVEG), the Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva (Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology – ICBiBE) was founded in 1998 to carry out pure and applied research in the fields of biodiversity, evolutionary biology and global change. The multidisciplinary nature of the ICBiBE research groups, some of which are involved in this project, results in studies that focus on an integrating approach to addressing almost any issue related to biodiversity and biological evolution, environmental management or global change.
The group of more than 12 limnology researchers that coordinates the institution’s participation in this project is led by Dr Antonio Camacho, Professor of Ecology. Over the last 30 years, this research group has participated in many competitive R&D projects in the sphere of ecological research into aquatic systems, some of which have had a notably cross-disciplinary dimension and are clearly in line with the objectives of the LIFE Wetlands4Climate project. Many of these studies – and in particular those of the last decade – have focused firmly on Mediterranean wetlands. The knowledge generated has benefited national and international organisations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The Fundació València Clima i Energia is a foundation created by Valencia city council to promote activities linked to environmental quality, renewable energies and climate change. Its activity began on 29 July 2010 when the first board meeting was held. The central pillars of its work are providing information and training on climate change and supporting the transformation of cities into flexible urban centres capable of tackling the challenges posed by global warming. The foundation currently manages the Observatori del Canvi Climàtic (climate change observatory), an educational and informative facility, and the Oficina de l’Energia (energy office), a point of contact with the general population providing answers to their questions and promoting the transition to clean energy.