Dear CEESP colleagues, this is a message for those of you concerned about the IUCN Programme 2013 - 2016 and – in particular-- European issues as part of it. If possible, I would encourage you to attend the next IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, which will take place on 6 - 9 September in Bonn, Germany.
The main topic to be discussed at the meeting is the IUCN Programme but there will also be information sharing and some advance thinking on the World Conservation Congress (6 to 15 September 2012, Jeju, Republic of Korea). As mentioned in an earlier announcement, there will be time for a dedicated meetings of CEESP members on 6 September, in particular regarding our contributions to the draft IUCN Programme 2013 – 2016.
Ideally each one of our CEESP Themes would be able to identify at least one member who will attend the meeting and summarize the input of the group vis-à-vis the draft global IUCN programme and/or European programme.
If you plan to attend or if you know of some “CEESP-sensitive” people who will be part of the delegations of IUCN members attending the Regional Conservation Forum in Bonn and could be recruited into CEESP... please do let me know!
Ideally we would link and prepare ourselves in advance for inputs to the programme...
Thanks and all the best!