The need for the conscious integration of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use considerations into all sectors of social, political and economic development programmes was identified by Ministers of over 120 countries, attending the WSSD Summit in Johannesburg in 2002 as 'the most important lesson of the last ten years'.
A one day symposium, open to all interested parties, will be held at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, on Monday 20th September 2004 (08:00 - 18:00), to further develop the concept, application, mechanisms and outcomes of mainstreaming biodiversity in production landscapes and sectors.
An international panel of specialists from Africa, Asia, Australasia, South, Central and North America and Europe, will deliver the results of major programmes at the biodiversity/development interface. In particular, experience in the implementation of investments by the World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, EU and international NGOs such as IUCN, WCS, WWF, CI and others will be analysed in terms of lessons learned in attempts to achieve social as well as biodiversity goals.
Symposium program (.pdf download)
Should you or other delegates from your organisation wish to attend, please register below or email to obtain more information.
Registration details required by 10 September 2004
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