Marine and Polar

EU Overseas Roundtable

As a follow-up to the Message from Reunion Island (2008), the purpose of the Roundable is to provide an EU-wide flexible and informal instrument for coordination, dialogue and exchange among all Europe overseas actors, including representatives of the EU Outemost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), EU Member States, the European Commission, Intergovernmental organizations, civil society and experts.

The Roundtable aims to facilitate and advocate for appropriate consideration of ORs and OCTs biodiversity and climate change issues in EU, regional and international policies and programmes. The Roundtable is also working to facilitate the mobilization of resources for ORs and OCTs biodiversity and climate change. 

Participants of the inaugural Europe Overseas Roundtable on Biodiversity and Climate Change, 30 June 2011 - 01 July 2011, BrusselsParticipants of the inaugural Europe Overseas Roundtable on Biodiversity and Climate Change, 30 June 2011 - 01 July 2011, Brussels. Photo: IUCN

 

2017 meetings

9th meeting:

 9th February 2017. IUCN European Regional Office

 

 

Meeting documents

Agenda 9th Meeting of Europe Overseas Roundtable

Presentations

9th Roundtable presentation

BEST 2.0 Updates

BEST III Updates

Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (Patrick Debels, CLME+ Project)

Blue carbon ecosystems (Zairah Khan, BlueO2)

 

2016 Meetings

8th meeting:

 20 June 2016. European Commission. Brussels, Belgium

 


Meeting documents

Agenda 8th Meeting of Europe Overseas Roundtable

 

Presentations

8th Roundtable agenda and presentation of topics (total presentation)

Review on Progress in implementing the Environment Charters or their equivalents and towards Aichi Targets (UKOTCF)

Environmental Economic Valuation in the Dutch and UK Caribbean (Wolfs Company)

Results of first calls of the BEST 2.0 Programme

BEST group and Guadeloupe follow-up

Update on BEST III

 

2015 Meetings

7th meeting: 

Adoption of the Message from Guadeloupe 31 March 2015. European Commission. Brussels, Belgium

OUTCOMES

Report of the 7th meeting

 

Meeting documents

Agenda 7th meeting

Final declaration XXth ORs presidents conference

Déclaration finale. XX Conférence Présidents des RUP

Conclusions of the 13th OCTs forum

Communiqué de la Réunion. Juin 2014

La Réunion communiqué in english

Déclaration des îles. Juin 2014

Islands declaration. June 2014

 

Presentations

7th Roundtable agenda and presentation of topics

Mid-Term Report. EU Biodiversity Strategy

Update on BEST III

Presentation on BEST 2.0

Towards a sustainable island economy (TEEB)

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