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Bern Convention
Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate change

7th Meeting of the Group of Experts
1 - 2 October 2012
Council of Europe, 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


Working documents
Report of the 6th meeting of the Group of Experts - T-PVS(2011)24

31st Standing Committee meeting report: Extract from the list of decisions and adopted texts - T-PVS/Inf(2012)09E (version française ici)

Compilation of National Reports - T-PVS/Inf(2012)08a

Analysis of the implementation of Recommendations made by the Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change - T-PVS/Inf(2012)11E

Draft Recommendation on the effective implementation of guidance for Parties on biodiversity and climate change, under the Bern Convention - T-PVS(2012)10E (version française ici)

Draft Recommendation on Guidance for Parties on conservation translocations under changing climatic conditions - T-PVS(2012)06E (version française ici)

Draft Guidance on Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change - T-PVS/Inf(2012)10E (version française ici)


Specialised reports
Climate change and effective management of ecological networks: Guidelines for practitioners - T-PVS/PA(2012)10



Adopted recommendations
Recommendation No. 152 (2011) on marine biodiversity and climate change

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 


Other documents
RIO + 20 "The future we want" - Draft Declaration from the 210 international NGOs, Members of the Committee on Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

Resolution 339 (2012) of the Council of Europe Congress of Local ad Regional Authorities on Making cities resilient


Presentations
Introduction to the 7th meeting of the Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change - Ivana d'Alessandro, Secretary of the Bern Convention

Biodiversity and Climate Change: what to expect at the CBD COP-11 - Simone Schiele, CBD Secretariat

The EEA approach towards an indicator based assessment of the impacts of climate change - Olivier Schweinger, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
 
ENCA work on climate change - Jan Plesnik, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic
 
Conservation translocations in a climate change context - Piero Genovesi, Chair of the IUCN Invasive Alien Species Specialist Group
 
Biodiversity impact from low carbon energy: the UK experience - Richard Findon, DEFRA UK Policy Lead
 
Management of genetic diversity: protected areas and dynamic in situ conservation of genetic resource - François Lefèvre, INRA expert
 
Guidelines for the management of Emerald Network sites, including climate change mitigation and adaptation - Lyudmila Dimitrova, external consultant
 
IPCC: Renewable Energy and Climate Change Mitigation - André Faaij, Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University
 
Guidance on Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change – Nicolas Fournier, OCEANA
 
An analysis of the implementation of recommendations made by the Group of Experts - Prof. Brian Huntley
 
Reducing emissions from peatlands Available opportunities and guidance - Vera Coelho, Communications and Advocacy Officer, Wetlands International
 
Making cities resilient - Holger Robrecht, Director Sustainability Management, ICLEI




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