Bern Convention: 6th Meeting of the Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate change


Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France)
10-11 October 2011


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


Revised Draft Agenda



Working documents


Extract from the list of decisions and adopted texts - T-PVS/Inf(2011)19E

Compilation of National Reports - T-PVS/Inf(2011)18E

Draft recommendation on Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change - T-PVS(2011)16E

Report of the 5th meeting



Specialised reports


Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea - T-PVS/Inf(2011)25E

The Bern Convention, the EU Birds and Habitats Directives and the Adaptation of Nature to Climate Change - T-PVS/Inf(2011)21



Adopted recommendations


Recommendation No. 147 (2010) on guidance for Parties on wildland fires, biodiversity and climate change

Recommendation No. 146 (2010) on guidance for Parties on biodiversity and climate change in European islands

Recommendation No. 145 (2010) on guidance for Parties on biodiversity and climate change in mountain regions

Recommendation No. 143 (2009) on further guidance for Parties on biodiversity and climate change

Recommendation No. 142 (2009) on interpreting the CBD definition of invasive alien species to take into account climate change

Recommendation No. 135 (2008) on addressing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity

Recommendation No. 122 (2006) on the conservation of biological diversity in the context of climate change 





Presentations


Summary EEA 2012 report on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation - André Jol, EEA and Andreas Marx, ETC CCA

Submission from the Ramsar Convention Secretariat - prepared by Monica Zavagli, Ramsar Scientific & Technical Support Officer

The Bern Convention and the Adaptation of Nature to Climate Change: A Legal Perspective - Arie Trouwborst (LLM, PhD)

ENCA: Conclusions from the European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change – Science, Practice & Policy

ENCA Presentation: Conclusions from the European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change – Science, Practice & Policy - Dr Nicholas Macgregor, Chair, ENCA Climate Change Group, Natural England

OCEANA - Protecting the World's Oceans - Marine Issues

An update on CMS’ activities and policy developments on climate change - Dr. Borja Heredia, Scientific & Technical Officer - Dr. Aline Kühl, Associate Scientific & Technical Officer - UNEP/CMS Secretariat

The “Atlas of Biodiversity Risk” and the “ALARM – Project” - Josef Settele

Impact des changements climatiques sur la biodiversité marine et côtière en Mer Méditerranée - Etat actuel des connaissances - Dr. Sami BEN HAJ, Ecologue-conseil, Cabinet THETIS [french only]

Recent work of the GoE on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks - Iva Obretenova, Project Manager, Council of Europe

Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences Standing Committee (LESC) - Dr Paul Egerton: Head of Unit

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change - Hans Friederich, IUCN Regional Director for Europe

Update - Karin Zaunberger, European Commission, DG ENV B2

Climate change and changes in birds migration - Fundacion MIGRES

Biodiversity in Cities and Local Authorities - Hans Friederich, IUCN Regional Director for Europe

Wetlands and Climate Change - Ramsar Convention

 
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