EP Intergroup CCBSDMEETING THE EU 2020 BIODIVERSITY TARGETS: MAINSTREAMING CONSERVATION
Tuesday, 24th of September 2013, 09:00/18h30
ASP 3E2, European Parliament
Mainstreaming conservation in Europe’s policy-making
Integration of nature conservation as part of the solution to societal challenges is key to stopping biodiversity loss, and it is very much needed. This is the main outcome of the Conference “Meeting the EU 2020 Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming Conservation” organized by the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development on 24 September 2013, in Brussels.
Biodiversity provides a life support system which is essential for our health and well-being, as much as for our economy. The more than 150 delegates who participated in the event agreed on the urgent need for mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into other sectors of society and for greater collaboration between conservationists and other practitioners and experts. Participants also stressed that there is need to better value natural capital.
The conference’s main objective was to bring together different representatives of society (decision-makers, administrators, civil society and business) to present and discuss the contributions of various actors to achieving the EU Biodiversity Targets which call for the halting of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and for the restoration of degraded ecosystems by 2020.
Four thematic sessions focused on aspects where collaboration between various stakeholders can be enhanced.
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Documents of the meeting