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Event EU Conference 'Biodiversity post-2010; Biodiversity in a Changing World'

In the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, the Flemish Ministry of Environment, Nature and Energy, in cooperation with the European Commission and the other Belgian Ministries of Environment, will be hosting the conference on biodiversity post-2010: “Biodiversity in a changing world”. This conference will take
place in Ghent (Belgium), on the 8th and 9th of September 2010.

The main objective of the conference is to feed into the preparation of an EU biodiversity strategy for the post-2010 period and to streamline the EU’s position in the international negotiations on a global biodiversity policy at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (October 2010).

Who can participate?
We warmly invite representatives of local, regional and national governments, policy-makers, members of the European institutions, NGOs and the private sector, as well as scientists and other relevant stakeholders, to participate in this important event. Registration closes on the 27th of June 2010.

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Period [08/09/2010 - 10/09/2010]
Event location International Convention Center, Gent International Convention Center
Host BE EU-presidency
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Contact person Pieter de Corte
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Theme(s) Green and garden , Ecosystems , Food , Genetic Diversity , Others
Target group(s) Adults
Type Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival) Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival)

The conference will facilitate the exchange of experiences, ideas and innovative solutions to Europe’s most pressing conservation challenges. Additionally, various approaches and priorities for the implementation of post-2010 targets will be evaluated.

The conference focuses on three thematic workshops:

  1. Biodiversity in an urbanizing Europe;

  2. Valuation and benefits of ecosystem services;

  3. Ways and means for implementing the vision and targets for biodiversity post-2010.

These workshops will run in parallel, with adjoining plenary sessions, as outlined in the programme.

Additionally, the event will serve as venue for the official EU launch of the “TEEB D2 Report for Local/Regional Policy & Public Management” of the study on “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).”

The conference will conclude with a policy message for the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity taking place in Nagoya, Japan (October 2010).

Participants of the conference are invited for a post-conference excursion in and around Brussels on the 10th of September where they will be guided through practical conservation projects and stimulated to reflect upon the role of biodiversity in urban and peri-urban areas.