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Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks


4th Meeting of the Group of Experts
18 - 19 September 2012
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France), Agora building, Room G04


The Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks meets in Strasbourg on 18-19 September 2012 for the 4th time. During this two-day meeting, experts on protected areas will be informed on the state of play of the Emerald Network constitution process. Delegates will be debating on how the management of the Emerald sites should be organised as well as how to practically report on the Emerald Network process and progress. In addition, the experts will also discuss the implementation of the Pan-European Ecological Network and most importantly, they will debate a Draft Action Plan for its future development. The meeting will count on the participation of officials from the Council of Europe, the European Union, as well as with representatives of Contracting Parties and Observer states and NGOs to the Bern Convention.


Meeting information
Draft agenda


Working documents
Report of the 3rd meeting of the Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks (19-20 September 2011, Strasbourg) - T-PVS/PA(2011)13E

Extract from the list of decisions and adopted texts of the 31st meeting of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention - T-PVS/PA(2012)06E

The Emerald Network: a Network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest - Explanatory document and compilation of relevant texts - T-PVS/PA(2012)02


Working documents
Calendar for the implementation of the Emerald Network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest 2011-2020 - T-PVS/PA(2010)08revE

Final report on the implementation of the EU/CoE Joint Programme on the setting-up of the Emerald Network, by Marc Roekaerts - T-PVS/PA(2011)04

Minutes of the first Emerald biogeographical seminar for six West Balkans countries (Bar, Montenegro, 2-4 November 2011) - T-PVS/PA(2012)03

Minutes of the first Emerald biogeographical seminar for Switzerland (Basel, Switzerland, 5 July 2012) - T-PVS/PA(2012)11

Minutes of the second technical Emerald seminar for Norway (Trondheim, Norway, 29 May 2012) - T-PVS/PA(2012)07

Draft list of candidate Emerald sites to be proposed for official adoption as Emerald sites - T-PVS/PA(2012)14

Harmonising the lists of threatened habitats of the Emerald and Natura 2000 Networks - T-PVS/PA(2012)09

First draft Interpretation manual of the Emerald Network habitats, following the new version of Resolution 4 (1996) - T-PVS/PA(2011)08E

Draft revised Emerald sites Standard Data Form - T-PVS/PA(2012)15E

Draft Resolution on the national designation of adopted Emerald sites and the implementation of management, monitoring and reporting measures - T-PVS/PA(2012)08E

Draft Guidelines on the management of Emerald sites with respect to climate change adaptation and mitigation - T-PVS/PA(2012)10E

Draft Recommendation on the management of Emerald sites with respect to climate change adaptation and mitigation - T-PVS/PA(2011)05E

The Future of Ecological Networks in Europe: discussion paper by ECNC - T-PVS/PA(2011)09E

Compilation of national reports and contributions on PEEN - T-PVS/PA(2012)13

Draft Action Plan (2012-2020) on the future strategic development of the PEEN - T-PVS/PA(2012)12

Recommendation No. 25 (1991) on the conservation of natural areas outside protected areas proper - Rec(1991)25E

The strategic future development of PEEN - proposals by Mr Hervé Léthier


Presentations
Harmonising the lists of threatened habitats of the Emerald and Natura 2000 Networks : Doug Evans, ETC/BD

The EUNIS habitats classification - future development : Doug Evans, ETC/BD

Protected Areas in Europe - an EEA report : Doug Evans, ETC/BD

Guidelines on the management of Emerald sites, including climate change adaptation and mitigation : Lyudmila Dimitrova, consultant

Priority Habitats, Protected Sites and Climate Change: Three Investigations to Inform Policy and Management for Adaptation and Mitigation : Helen Pontier, DEFRA, UK

Natura 2000 in France - exchange of experiences on management and reporting practices : Ludovic Le Maresquier, DREAL Lorraine [french only]

The establishment of Natura 2000 in the European marine environment : Sylvia Barova, European Commission

Natura 2000 - update on work under reporting/data flow : Sylvia Barova, European Commission

Overview of transboundary nature conservation : Tomasz Pezold, IUCN, WCPA

Analysing connectivity and Green Infrastructure in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia : Agnes Zolyomi, CEEWeb for Biodiversity

The future development of the PEEN - Draft Action Plan : Lawrence Jones-Walters, ECNC

The development of the PEEN in Ukraine : Grygorii Parchuk, Ministry of Ecology and National Resources, Ukraine


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