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Biodiversity Science and Governance: Today's choice for tomorrow's life

Location: Paris, France
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2005-01-24    
End Date: 2005-01-28

Event Description:
The Conference Biodiversity : Science and Governance is part of the ongoing global effort to curb the loss of biodiversity by 2010 and ensure the long term conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, as well as the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits that genetic resources can yield.

The Conference aims to contribute to and strengthen the ongoing global processes steered by the Convention on Biological Diversity, other relevant international conventions, international organizations and programmes.

Leading scientists, policy makers and representatives of civil society will gather to take stock of the current knowledge, shortcomings and controversial issues concerning biodiversity and its management. The debate will help inform politicians and decision-makers about biodiversity issues ahead of 2010. It will highlight the link between biodiversity and sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and the Millennium Development Goals.

The Conference will focus on :

  • changes in biodiversity, assessment tools and methodologies ;
  • social impact of change, particulary concerning the exploitation of and trade in renewable resources, agriculture, fisheries, forestry ;

biodiversity governance in the context of the 2010 target and the Millennium Development Goals, with an emphasis on legal, economic and political aspects.

Moreover, the conference Biodiversity : Science and Governance intend to sensitise [public] opinion about scientific and social issues connected to biodiversity.

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Event programme:
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Collaborators and organisers:
French Ministry for Research, with the support of DIVERSITAS, IFB, IDDRI, MNHN and UNESCO.

Participants in the organization committee

French Ministry of Finance and Industry - French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research - French Ministry of Foreign Affairs - French Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fishing and Rural Affairs - French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development - French Ministry of Overseas Territories.


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Registration form: Online registration will open in September 2004

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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