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International conference 'European regions as champions for biodiversity 2010'

ECNC contributed to the organization of the international conference 'European regions as champions for biodiversity 2010 – Europe meets Brabant, Brabant meets Europe’, which was held in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands, on 15 and 16 February 2007. About 2000 people from 27 mainly European countries participated in the conference.

Report 'Climate change and biodiversity'

The conference resulted in concrete recommendations on ways and means of putting the European biodiversity 2010 commitments into concrete actions at regional and local levels by learning from inspiring examples and views. The conference host, Noord-Brabant’s Regional Minister for Environment, Nature and Water, Ms Annemarie Moons, presented a report prepared by ECNC on climate change and biodiversity and the role of regions.

The report gives an overview of the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on biodiversity, highlights key issues such as the major contribution biodiversity can make to adaptation and mitigation and identifies the role that the European regions could play in responding to a changing climate, including some of the key actions that they might undertake in relation to communication, policy and target setting and delivery.

The proceedings of the conference, including the conference declaration with the recommendations, can be downloaded clicking the link on the right.