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Event Planning for biodiversity as climate changes

BRANCH Final Conference.

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Period 20/09/2007
Event location Hotel Silken Berlaymont 11-19 Boulevard Charlemagne, 1000 Brussels
Host Branch Project
Contact person Emily Ball
emily.ball@naturalengland.org.uk
+44(0)23 8028 6438
+44(0)23 8028 3834

The event is designed for spatial planners, policy makers, climate change and ecological scientists and major land managers in Europe. We will present our final findings, reflections from the European perspective and give attendees the opportunity to discuss our recommendations in parallel thematic sessions.

http://www.branchproject.org/


Conference programme (French/English interpretation will be provided)

10:30 Registration
11:00 Welcome David Young, Director, Natural England
11:10 Presentations & discussion

  • Adapting to climate change in Europe – including an overview of the recent EC Green Paper
  • Lars Müller, Climate Change Strategy unit, DG Environment
  • The impacts of climate change on Europe’s biodiversity
  • Tamas Marghescu, Regional Director for Europe, IUCN – The World Conservation Union
  • An overview of key findings from BRANCH
  • Professor Robert Nicholls, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and
  • Professor Paul Opdam, Alterra
  • BRANCH recommendations
  • Claudia Chambers, Project Manager, Natural England

13:00 Lunch (with research demonstrations and interactive display stands)

14:00 Parallel technical seminars

  • EU and national planning and policy for biodiversity in a changing climate
  • Planning landscapes and managing sites for biodiversity in a changing climate (with French/English translation)
  • Next steps in scientific research for climate change policy development

15:30 Feedback in plenary
16:15 Drinks reception

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