BESTLIFE2030 provides funding for nature conservation and restoration projects in the European Union’s overseas territories, including Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten.

A key aspect of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 is to help stop and reverse the loss of global biodiversity. The EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and associated Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) host particularly rich biodiversity yet find themselves, at the same time, among the places that are most vulnerable to climate change and exposed to a series of specific environmental pressures.

The BESTLIFE2030 programme provides funding for projects aimed at protecting and restoring biodiversity, protecting natural resources and adapting to climate change in these areas.

The programme focuses on six regions: Amazonia, Caribbean, Pacific islands, Indian Ocean,Macaronesia and Greenland. As a regional hub, IUCN NL is the focal point for Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten.

BESTLIFE2030 is funded by LIFE, a European environmental and climate action grant program. It is coordinated by IUCN Europe.

More information

Caspar Verwer
Senior Expert Nature Conservation
Jules Koppen
Jules Koppen
Expert Nature Conservation
Mark van der Wal
Senior Expert Ecosystems & Extractives
Elske Swets
Communications Manager
Phone: 020-3018251