5th Intergovernmental Conference Biodiversity in Europe
Based on the agreement between UNEP and Norway to hold the 5th Intergovernmental Conference 'Biodiversity in Europe' in Liège, Belgium, UNEP agreed to cooperate with ECNC with respect to the communications for the 5th Intergovernmental Conference Biodiversity in Europe.
- brought the importance of biodiversity as well as the efforts that are taking place to conserve biodiversity in the pan-European region to the attention of the media and the interested public;
- increased the awareness of all stakeholders of the global, regional and national processes that are taking place to achieve the goal to halt the loss of biodiversity in the pan-European region and to engage them in the efforts to do so;
- raised the profile of biodiversity on the pan-European agenda within the context of sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in the countries of the Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian region.
The final press release about the conference and the conference leaflet prepared by ECNC and UNEP-ROE can be downloaded on the right. Read an article about the conference here.