Environmental Atlas story from Germany about how people are responding to climate change and in so doing, transforming their lives for a more sustainable future.
191 imagesEurope's first Cross-border Biosphere combines the two strips of forests, the Pfälzerwald and Les Vosges du Nord, into a beautiful and vibrant bioreserve. In certain zones of the bioreserve small scale farmers are making a business out of producing high quality organic products. The Palatinate Forest (German: Pfälzerwald) is a low-mountain region in southwestern Germany, located in Pfalz/Palatinate in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The forest is a designated nature park covering 1,771 km² and its highest elevation is Mount Kalmit (673 m). Together with the northern part of the adjacent Vosges Mountains in France it forms the UNESCO Biosphere reserve Palatinate Forest-Vosges du Nord. The Biosphere reserve is one of the biggest forests in Europe.
15 imagesEnvironmental Atlas Story about turning old coal industries into green areas as seen in the Ruhr district in Germany. The Environmental Atlas of Europe is a UNEP-EEA-ESA joint project showcasing communities responding to environmental change across Europe. The film and photos present a series of these inspirational stories about how people are responding to climate change and in so doing, transforming their lives for a more sustainable future.