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NetBiome-CSA International Conference called upon Europe to reconcile nature protection with sustainable human development

12 Apr 2016
Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament last April 6th to engage with the NetBiome network, which highlighted the need to face the challenges of conserving the rich biodiversity found in the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories.

Event Press Release

 

Boosting Biodiversity Research Cooperation

A NetBiome Roadmap for European (sub)Tropical Overseas

Co-hosted by

MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos - Chair of the “Biodiversity and Ecossystem Services" Working Group

MEP Maurice Ponga - Chair of the "Islands and Overseas Entities" Working Group 

 

 

“NetBiome is a unique example of a research network built by and for the EU Overseas”

José Azevedo, project coordinator

 

Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to engage with the NetBiome network, which highlighted the need to face the challenges of conserving the rich biodiversity found in the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories. It called upon Europe to reconcile nature protection with sustainable human development by bringing together civil society, the scientific community, companies, and policy-makers to set out and pursue common biodiversity research and management goals.

 

Read the full event press-release here.

The meeting presentation and materials are available online at the event’s webpage.

 

Opening panel - From left to right: Francisco Printo, Ricardo Serrão Santos (MEP), Humberto Delgado (DG Environment) and Birgit de Boissezon (DG Research & Innovation) Event participants