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Event Seminar 'Integrating Biodiversity in Development Cooperation'

"People need nature to thrive. How will biodiversity and ecosystems be integrated into EU development policy?"

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Period 29/06/2010
Event location European Parliament
Contact person Clementine Martini
clementine.martini@ogilvy.com
Geographical coverage Brussels Capital Region, Brussels

Hosted by Mr. Jo Leinen, Member of European Parliament,
Chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health & Food Safety

Starts at 17.00 till 18.30

Followed by a reception (18:45 - 20:00) marking the launch of CI - Europe and the presentation of the book "The Wealth of Nature. Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Human Well-Being”

It is time to put the preservation of natural ecosystems at the heart of European development cooperation. It is now one year since the European Council invited the Commission to prepare an ambitious EU-wide strategy by end 2011. The discussion will explore progress to date, and the challenges ahead to meet the target. Details on the seminar are available at the following link: www.conservation.org/seminarEUdevelopmentcooperation.

 

A cocktail reception will follow, hosted by Conservation International (CI) to mark the launch of CI Europe. The reception will take place at the European Parliament, Members Restaurant.

Kindly confirm your participation by 11th June 2010 by writing to clementine.martini@ogilvy.com.

In order to access the European Parliament, you will need your ID card and an entrance badge. If you do not already hold such a badge, please indicate your name, first name, date of birth and place of residence so that it can be prepared. The seminar room and a more detailed agenda will be communicated later on by email.

Conservation International is an organisation with global reach and impact. Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents. Based in Brussels, CI Europe ASBL is the organisation's new office in charge of policy work at EU level.

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife Europe operates as European division of BirdLife International and is present in Brussels since 1998. The BirdLife Partnership operates in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. BirdLife International is represented in 42 countries in Europe and active in all EU Member States.

 

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