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Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity
1-5 February 2010 | Trondheim, Norway

Highlights for Wednesday 3 February 2010
 

Sixth Trondheim Conference on BiodiversityThe Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity continued on Wednesday, 3 February 2010 in Trondheim, Norway. The morning through early afternoon session explored future challenges in addressing the drivers of biodiversity loss. Three breakout sessions in the late afternoon focused on how to mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services into policy decisions. An organ concert in the famous Nidaros Cathedral, followed by a reception hosted by the City of Trondheim at the Archbishop's Palace, rounded out the day.

 

 

An opportunity to submit additional input at the Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity.

Session 6: Reflections on future challenges for addressing drivers of biodiversity loss

Ivar Baste, Director, Secretariat of the Environment Management Group (EMG), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), offered a United Nations perspective on ecosystem services and sectoral cooperation for halting the loss of biodiversity.

Thomas Lovejoy III, Biodiversity Chair, Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, United States, spoke about linking the major environmental challenges of biodiversity and climate change.

Christian Prip, Project Manager, United Nations University, talked about implementing the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for the CBD.

Ladislav Miko, Director, Nature Directorate, European Commission, discussed using economics for improved decision making and the integration of biodiversity in EU policy.

Tanya Abrahamse, CEO, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa, described the types of national institutions and forms of governance needed to meet future biodiversity challenges.

 

 

Fiu Mata’ese Elisara-La’ulu, Executive Director, Ole Si’osi’omanga Society, Samoa, discussed the importance of biodiversity in terms of climate change and disaster prevention.

Yoshihiro Natori, United Nations University (UNU) Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), Japan, talked about the ‘Satoyama Initiative’ which seeks to advance socio-ecological production landscapes for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being.

Søren Brandt, Herning municipality, Denmark, reviewed local efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity.

 

 


Breakout groups on how to mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services into societal decisions

Carsten Neßhöver, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany, moderated a breakout group.

Late afternoon breakout groups prompted discussions with questions like this.

Participants in a breakout group talking together.

 

 

 


Evening concert and reception

Conference participants at the Nidaros Cathedral.

Conference co-chair Peter Schei (left) with participants at the reception hosted by the City of Trondheim at the Archbishop's Palace.

 

Related Links
 

Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity resources
Conference website
Tentative program
Fifth Trondheim Conference Report: The Norway/UN Conference on Ecosystems and People - Biodiversity for development - The Road to 2010 and Beyond
Fourth Trondheim Conference Report: The Norway/UN Conference on Technology Transfer and Capacity Building
Third Trondheim Conference Report: The Norway/UN Conference on the Ecosystem Approach for Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity
Second Trondheim Conference Report: The Norway/UN Conference on Biodiversity
First Trondheim Conference Report: Norway/UNEP Expert Conference on Biodiversity
2010 Biodiversity Target
2010 International Year of Biodiversity

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IISD RS coverage of the Norway/UN Conference on Technology Transfer and Capacity Building, 23-27 June 2003, Trondheim, Norway
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