Biodiversity indicators and monitoring

Moving towards implementation

Proceedings of a side event held at CBD/COP6 

Delbaere, B., in cooperation with Ulla Pinborg (EEA) and Melanie Heath (BirdLife International)

ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation, 2002

ISBN: 90-76762-11-2

The side event ‘Towards implementing biodiversity indicators and monitoring: case studies from Europe’ was organized jointly by ECNC and the European Environment Agency (EEA) in cooperation with BirdLife International on 10 April 2002 at the 6th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD/COP6) in The Hague, the Netherlands. It provided an overview of the state of affairs on biodiversity indicators and stimulated discussion on implementation and monitoring at national and international levels in Europe.

This publication provides the outcome of the side event and aims at providing a brief state of affairs of biodiversity indicators and monitoring at the various geographical levels. It illustrates that a lot has happened already and that it is time to implement most of what is available to date, so as to respond to the urgent policy requirements on assessing effectiveness of biodiversity policies around the globe. This is in line with the overall message from the CBD’s 6th Conference of the Parties (CBD/COP6): it is time to move from policy dialogue to implementing what has been agreed.

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