European Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an International Mechanism of Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity (IMoSEB) 

26-28 April 2007 | Geneva, Switzerland

Daily highlights
Summary Report
HTML
PDF
English
Français
m
t
w
t
f
s
s
Daily highlights:
Thursday, 26 April - Friday, 27 April - Saturday, 28 April

Highlights for Thursday, 26 April 2007

On Thursday, 26 April 2007, the European Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an International Mechanism of Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity (IMoSEB) opened in Geneva, Switzerland. After introductory statements, participants listened to several presentations, exchanged views and discussed options on a possible IMoSEB. The consultation is scheduled to conclude on 28 April. It is the third in a series of regional consultations for the IMoSEB process.

Opening Session
Sophie Condé, EEA-CTE representative, presented forecasts on biodiversity and sustainability in Europe, noting key factors and threats at the regional and sub-regional levels.
Sybille van den Hove, Autonomous University of Barcelona, explained that science-policy interfaces for biodiversity in Europe are co-evolving, are not limited to scientific assessment and should ideally allow for critical assessment of scientific output in light of end-user needs.
Roundtable and Discussion
François Laurans, VEOLIA Environnement, discussed the integration of biodiversity into business processes.
Jean Claude Lefeuvre, French Institute for Biodiversity, highlighted constraints and challenges for integrated management of biodiversity and to ensure a conducive environment for fostering the science-policy interface.
Brian Wynne, Lancaster University, presented on “what kind of knowledge for effective biodiversity policy?”
Michel Loreau, Co-Chair of the IMoSEB EC, said biodiversity is a low priority on the global agenda, and that an IMoSEB should be used to develop consensus and global awareness through assessments.
Peter Bridgewater, Ramsar Convention, called for a "new creature" and research translators to communicate scientific findings to the policy level in order to overcome the "dialogue of the deaf".
Marthe Chouchena-Rojas, IUCN, provided an overview of needs for an IMoSEB as identified by the Executive Committee.
Participant Photos
Participants exchanged views and discussed options for a possible IMoSEB
Related Links

IMoSEB Resources
IMoSEB European Regional Consultation
IMoSEB Information Center and Documents
IMoSEB Background Information
IMoSEB Concept Note
Report on Progress of the Consultative Progress at CBD COP-8

IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) Resources
IISD RS summary report of the African Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 1-3 March 2007, Yaoundé, Cameroon (English: HTML - PDF) (Français: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary report of the North American Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 30-31 January 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (English: HTML - PDF) (Français: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the conference “Biodiversity in European Development Cooperation - supporting the sustainable development of partner countries” (the BEDC Conference), 19-21 September 2006, Paris, France
IISD RS coverage of the International Conference “Biodiversity: Science and Governance” (Paris Conference), 24-28 January 2005, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, Paris, France
Linkages Update
MEA-L - Multilateral Environmental Agreements Listserve
African Regional Coverage


| Back to Linkages home | Visit IISDnet | Send e-mail to ENB |
© 2007, IISD. All rights reserved.