Bern Convention: 3rd Meeting of the Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate change

Strasbourg (France)

11-12 September 2008

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

Meeting report - T-PVS(2008)15E

Final reports

Climatic change and the conservation of migratory birds in Europe : identifying effects and conservation priorities - T-PVS/Inf(2008)1rev

A perspective on climate change and invasive alien species - T-PVS/Inf(2008)5rev

Climate change and the vulnerability of Bern Convention species and habitats - T-PVS/Inf(2008)6rev

Draft reports for discussion

Climate change impacts on amphibian and reptile species - T-PVS/Inf(2008)11

Review of existing international and national guidance on adaptation to climate change with a focus on biodiversity issues - T-PVS/Inf(2008)12


3rd meeting of the Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change: Mandate, meeting objectives and future work
- by Carolina Lasen Diaz, Biological Diversity Unit, Council of Europe

Convention on Biological Diversity and Climate Change
- by Jaime Webbe, Climate Change Programme Officer, CBD Secretariat EN Update by the European Commission – DG ENV B2 – by Karin Zaunberger, European Commission

La biodiversité et le changement climatique dans le cadre de la Convention de Barcelone
- par Abderrahmen Gannoun, Directeur du CAR/ASP (French only)

Adaptation principles for biodiversity in a changing climate
- by Mike Harley and Nikki Hodgson, AEA

Climate change: an additional challenge for migratory species
- by Aline Kühl, UNEP/CMS Secretariat

Invertebrates and climate change
- by Deborah Procter, UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Vice chair of the Group of Experts for the Conservation of Invertebratess

Climate change impacts on European amphibians and reptiles
- by Klaus Henle, Ingolf Kühn, Oliver Schweiger and Josef Settele, Zentrum für Umweltforschung, UFZ

"Cape Farewell" project - A cultural response to climate change

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