The third and final day of the European Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB continued on Saturday, 28 April 2007, with participants discussing outcomes from the three working groups that convened Friday. When the meeting closed at , there was general consensus on a list of “needs” for an IMoSEB, which were initially identified by working group one. There was also consensus on an option for an IMoSEB to meet these needs, which had initially been developed by working group two. Finally, most participants agreed to the findings of working group three on the goals and guiding principles for effective communication of scientific information on biodiversity. These outcomes, along with the discussions that took place over the three days, will be reflected in the meeting report, which will likely contribute to future consultations on a possible IMoSEB.
The IISD's summary of the meeting will be available on this web site on Tuesday, 1 May 2007.
Michel Loreau observed that while the outcomes of this meeting were less ambitious than at some previous consultations, participants had sought to create a consistent text that could become a concrete and workable proposal.
Chair Horst Korn noted that over the course of the three-day meeting, participants had evaluated existing options for an IMoSEB and developed a hybrid model based on specified needs and the unique nature of biodiversity issues.