Ignace Schops at the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting
EUROPARC President, Ignace Schops, is in Montreal for the 20th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
Ignace will participate in the Conference “Let Nature do the Job” organised by the European Commission, where he will introduce how protected areas provide solutions for the environmental challenges, by delivering benefits to society and economy. Mainstreaming biodiversity, providing ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction and restoration will be some of the topics covered in the meeting.
The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice gathers every year, and provides assessments of the status of biological diversity and the types of measures taken in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.
What is the Convention?
Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. Conceived as a practical tool for translating the principles of Agenda 21 into reality, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems – it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in which to live.
Read more about the Convention on Biological Diversity at: www.cbd.int/