Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Bern Convention
Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate change

4th Meeting of the Group of Experts
2 - 3 July 2009
Strasbourg (France)

At its 26th meeting, the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention set up a Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change to exchange information and review the effects of climate change in the biological diversity covered by the Convention, and to provide guidance to Parties in developing adaptation and management policies. The final aim of the Group is to present to the Standing Committee specific proposals, guidance and/or Recommendations to help Parties address the challenges of climate change in the implementation of the Convention and its objectives.
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Meeting information
Draft agenda

Draft reports for discussion
Impacts of Climate Change on European Invertebrates, with reference to the vulnerability of Bern Convention species - T-PVS/Inf(2009)08revE

The impacts of climate change on plant species in Europe - T-PVS/Inf(2009)9E

Protected areas and climate change in Europe - T-PVS/Inf(2009)10revE

Draft recommendations from the GoE on IAS

Draft recommendation on further guidance for Parties on biodiversity and climate change

Documents for information
Human rights and climate change - T-PVS/Inf(2009)04E

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