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

Highlights for Friday 5 February 2010

Riverside neighborhood in Trondheim near the conference venue.

 

Sixth Trondheim Conference on BiodiversityThe Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity concluded on Friday, 5 February 2010 in Trondheim, Norway. In the morning, facilitators summarized the inputs from the three breakout groups that convened on Thursday afternoon. Next, the session "Communicating biodiversity" explored how developing effective outreach and communication strategies is crucial to reaching post-2010 biodiversity targets. The conference co-chairs then presented a draft of their "Chairmen's Report," featuring conclusions and recommendations. The conference closed with talks on the relationship between sustainable development, biodiversity, and the economy.

 

 

 

Wildlife on the streets of Trondheim, and a poster of a rhino promoting the conference.

 

Breakout groups summary

Presentation of outputs from Thursday’s breakout groups.

Conference co-chairs Finn Katerås (L) and Peter Schei (R).



Session 11:
Communicating biodiversity

Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI, Director of Reporting Services, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), chaired the "Communicating Biodiversity" session.

Fredrik Moberg, Albaeco, Sweden, juggled plastic animals to demonstrate why communicating in creative, effective ways is crucial to reaching biodiversity targets.

David Ainsworth, Secretariat of the CBD, talked about outreach and communication during the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

 

 


Session 10:
Getting the targets right and completing the Chairmen's Report

Peter Schei, Conference Co-Chair, outlined the Chairmen's Report.

Participants listened to the Chairmen's Report draft presentation.


Closing Session

Spencer Thomas, CBD's Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) Chair, Grenada, gave a closing address.

Sigbjørn Johnsen, Minister of Finance, Norway, presented a closing address on sustainable development, biodiversity, and the economy.


Around the venue

The Conference Secretariat worked hard to run the event.

Coffee break between sessions.


The IISD ENB team with the conference co-chairs. L-R: Tanya Rosen, Kate Neville, Peter Schei, Finn Katerås, Kate Harris, and Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI.
 

 

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

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Second Ad Hoc Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-II), 5-9 October 2009, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the Ad hoc Intergovernmental and Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 10-12 November 2008, Putrajaya, Malaysia
IISD RS coverage of the Fifth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity (TCB 5): Ecosystems and People - Development and Biodiversity - The Road to 2010 and Beyond, 29 October - 2 November 2007, Trondheim, Norway

IISD RS coverage of the Norway/UN Conference on Technology Transfer and Capacity Building, 23-27 June 2003, Trondheim, Norway
IISD RS coverage of the Third Trondheim Conference on Biotechnology, 6-10 September 1999, Trondheim, Norway
IISD RS archive of meetings on biodiversity, and backgrounder
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