Meeting the EU 2020 biodiversity targets: mainstreaming conservation

The EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development is organizing a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels on 24 September 2013 to discuss the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 by bringing together a variety of actors who can contribute to its implementation.     

European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Photo: Intergroup

The European Union has adopted the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 which calls for “halting the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in the EU by 2020, and restoring them in so far as feasible, while stepping up the EU contribution to averting global biodiversity loss”. The full implementation of the Strategy requires action from a variety of stakeholders, institutions, administrators, and businesses.

The aim of the conference "Meeting the EU 2020 Biodiversity Targets: Mainstreaming Conservation" is to present and discuss the contributions of various actors and allow experience and knowledge sharing between policy-makers and stakeholders.

The plenary sessions will be complemented by four thematic sessions focusing on restoration and the contribution of green infrastructure; linking biodiversity science and policy; the role of the private sector in biodiversity conservation; and the measures for biodiversity conservation in agricultural practices.

The full programme is available here.

You can register for the event at this link


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