CEBioS workshop about development cooperation and biodiversity at the ALTER-Net & EKLIPSE Conference
|Geographical coverage||Ghent, Belgium|
CEBioS (Luc Janssens de Bisthoven - RBINS, Jean Hugé - UCL, Leuven University and Hasselt University and Maarten Vanhove - Hasselt University) with the support of EKLIPSE, organised a workshop about development cooperation and biodiversity for sustainable development, within the framework of the ALTER-Net & EKLIPSE Conference (« The EU Biodiversity Strategy Beyond 2020 »).
The workshop took place on June 18th 2019, at the Augustinian Monastery in Ghent (Belgium).
The topic of discussion and brain storming was development cooperation in the EU, both at the level of the Commission as well as at the national levels. It was an open discussion centered around- but not exclusively- modalities and tools to integrate biodiversity and development cooperation, including capacity-building, best-practices and synergies. Some of the questions discussed were:
- Are the European actors (providers of aid on biodiversity) each doing their own thing with or without harmonisation?
- Are redundancies avoided and synergies fostered (in line with e.g. Paris Declaration on efficiency of Aid, Accra, Busan)?
- Do we refer enough to the (post)-Aichi targets and the SDGs?