The pavilions will be the backdrop to regional side events, so keep an eye out for European events happening there! Below you can find information on what IUCN Europe will be up to at the Congress pavilions.
The pavilions at the IUCN World Conservation Congress offer a window into the vast range of work that happens at IUCN. Implementing field projects and gathering data on the ground, the immense network of scientists and experts contributing to the IUCN cause, constitute an invaluable source of information that shapes conservation work both internationally as well as locally.
SPECIES: IUCN European Red List
During the first hour of this event participants will be informed about the European Red List – the most up to date and reliable assessment of the conservation status of species in Europe which helps establish conservation priorities and guide conservation action.
- DATE: 07 Sep 2012
- TIME: 14:30 - 16:30
From 14:30 - 15:30 presentations will be given on the results of the assessments of different species groups and future European Red List will be presented. Find out more about the European Red List here.
For the complete Agenda of this event, see here.
In the second half of the session from 15.30 - 16.30, Foundations of Biodiversity will launch the new collaborative report "Status and Trends of the World’s Invertebrates" produced by Zoological Society of London (ZSL), IUCN and ARKive.
This event is organized by the IUCN Regional Office for Europe and ZSL in partnership with IUCN Global Species Programme, Species Survival Commission (SSC) and selected SSC Specialist Groups and ARKive.
More details on the sessions can be found here.
A JUST WORLD: Forest Governance issues in Europe
Results from the last three years of the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Project in Eastern Europe (ENPI FLEG) will be presented and two specific new developments will be launched.
- DATE: 08 Sep 2012
- TIME: 14:30 - 16:30
The first new development is a joint programme of activities on forest governance issues in Finland from the company UPM and the IUCN Finnish National Committee. The second is a programme on forest governance issues in the Caucasus from the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre, IUCN Members in Georgia, the European Commission and possibly a bilateral donor.
This session is organized by the IUCN Regional Office for Europe in partnership with the IUCN Finnish National Committee, European Commission, Global Forest Programme, UPM and the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre. The focal point is Richard Aishton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY: The role of Business and Biodiversity platforms in biodiversity conservation in Europe
During the first hour of this session, a review of national and regional Business and Biodiversity initiatives in Europe will be presented based on a study carried out in recent months. The second half of the session is dedicated to the Leaders for Nature initiative in the Netherlands.
- DATE: 10 Sep 2012
- TIME: 14:30 - 16:30
The report of the study will highlight ongoing initiatives at the European country level and link with the European Business and biodiversity platform and campaign. The presentation of Leaders for Nature will describe recent developments and pledged action by a group of business leaders in the Netherlands.
This session is organized by the IUCN Regional Office for Europe in partnership with the European Commission, DG Environment and the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands. The focal point is Shulamit Alony, email@example.com.
PROTECTED PLANET: Regional platforms for enhanced conservation – experiences from South-Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus
Convening stakeholders and building partnerships for action lies at the core of IUCN’s mission and is the principle applied across our work on protected areas in Europe. Centered on transboundary conservation and diversified governance approaches, regional conservation platforms in South-Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region help define common objectives, convene different actors, and promote joint actions and solutions.
- DATE: 11 September 2012
- TIME: 11:00 - 12:00 South-Eastern Europe session and from 12:00 - 13:00 South Caucasus session
This two-hour event will be divided into two segments. During the first session, between 11:00 and 12:00, the state of and progress in transboundary conservation in South-Eastern Europe with particular emphasis on the Dinaric Arc will be presented. The second session, between 12:00 and 13:00, will show the importance of diversely governed and effectively managed protected areas in the biodiversity-rich Caucasus eco-region.
In both sessions, key speakers, from state agencies, protected areas and NGOs, will share lessons learned and outline results achieved to date. The presentations will be followed by moderated discussions on the benefits of regional cooperation to people and nature. The event will also see the launch of a new guideline on transboundary conservation based on the experience from the Dinaric Arc developed by World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group. The audience will be invited to share their experiences in building successful partnerships for enhanced conservation. Read more...