Council of Europe publication “Landscape Mosaics”
Council of Europe has produced book ‘Landscape Mosaics’ - thoughts and proposals for the implementation of the Council of Europe Landscape Convention.
The European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe aims to promote landscape protection, management and planning and to organise international co-operation. It applies to the entire territory of the parties and covers natural, rural, urban and peri-urban areas. It concerns landscapes that might be considered outstanding, but also everyday or degraded landscapes. The convention represents the first international treaty exclusively devoted to all the dimensions of landscape, considered from a perspective of sustainable development.
The Council of Europe is continuing the work undertaken, since the adoption of the convention in 2000, to examine and illustrate certain approaches to landscape. This book, entitled Landscape mosaics – Thoughts and proposals for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe, explores certain ways of understanding the landscape and makes proposals for more attention to be paid to it. It brings together the reports presented by Council of Europe experts on the occasion of the Council of Europe conferences on the European Landscape Convention. Representatives of governments and international organisations, both governmental and non-governmental, who took part in these meetings were able to discuss the subjects dealt with and make progress in the implementation of the convention.
This book incorporates the Report ‘Urban landscapes and climate change: the contribution of Landscape Architects to improve the quality of life.” that Council of Europe tasked IFLA Europe to do. The report was prepared by IFLA Europe Council of Europe Working Group (Ana Luengo, Michael Oldham, Indra Purs, Niek Hazendonk) and presented by Michael Oldham at the 11th Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention which took place on 26-27 May 2021 under the auspices of the Presidency of Hungary of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The objective was to present to the member States of the Organisation the state of progress of the Work Programme of the Convention and to deal with questions concerning its implementation.