Non-Governmental Organisations


WINTER SESSION
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CONF/TER(2010)OJ1

Strasbourg, 22 December 2009

DRAFT AGENDA
Tuesday 26 January 2010 from 2.30 to 6 pm
Room 2, Palais de l’Europe

1. Draft agenda: for adoption

3. Seminar: “The biological diversity : a vital issue for humanity”

Introduction: launch of Biodiversity Year

    3.a. Biodiversity: the main issues

      by Jean-Pierre Raffin, environmental expert, lecturer/researcher, former MEP, Honorary President of France Nature Environnement

    3.b. The approach of the governmental and intergovernmental sector to biodiversity
    by Jean-Pierre Ribaut, environmental expert, former Secretary of the Bern Convention at the Council of Europe

    3.c. Biodiversity, an essential component of the landscape

      by Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, Head of Landscape Policies and Spatial Planning Division, Council of Europe

    3.d. Biodiversity and climate change

      by Francine John-Calame, Member of the Swiss Parliament, rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs

    3.e. Urban biodiversity

      by Willy Borsus, Mayor and Member of Parliament, rapporteur of the Committee on Sustainable Development of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (Belgium)

    3.f. Contribution of NGOs

      By Edith Wenger, head of the biodiversity working group

Discussion

Break

      4. Presentation of the draft joint declaration by the three pillars: “Working together to halt the loss of biodiversity and overuse of natural spaces and to mitigate the effects of climate change”(link to the draft declaration)

by Edith Wenger

      5. Work of the committee

      5.a. Organisation of the inter-pillar study day: presentation by Edith Wenger, with the participation of Agnes Nollinger, Secretary of the Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly, and Marité Moras, Secretary of the Committee on Sustainable Development of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

      5.b. Organisation of efforts to protect threatened equine species: presentation by Noël Orsat

      5.c. Organisation of the environment and health working group of the INGO Conference: presentation by Michèle Muhlmann Weill in the presence of Jean Huss, Member of the Luxembourg Parliament, author of the Parliamentary Assembly report on “Environment and health: better prevention of environment-related health hazards”

6. Meeting reports

      6.a. Meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs, by Anne-Marie Chavanon

      6.b. Landscape workshops (Malmö, Sweden), by Patrice Collignon (International Association Rurality-Environment-Development – RED)

6.c. Thirtieth anniversary of the Bern Convention, by Jean-Pierre Ribaut

      6.d. Meeting of the Committee on Sustainable Development of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, by Anne-Marie Chavanon

      6.e. International Conference on Civil Participation in Europe (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 12-13 November 2009), by Robert Lafont

      6.f. Conference of Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government (Utrecht, Netherlands, 16-17 November 2009), by Anne-Marie Chavanon

7. Conclusions