Brussels, 19 Nov 2004
An international conference on biodiversity: science and governance will be held in Paris, France, from 25 to 28 January 2005.
The conference is aimed at informing politicians and decision-makers about biodiversity issues ahead of 2010. It will highlight the link between biodiversity and sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and the Millennium Development Goals.
The conference will focus on:
- changes in biodiversity, assessment tools and methodologies;
- social impact of change, particularly concerning the exploitation of, and trade in, renewable resources, agriculture, fisheries, forestry;
- biodiversity governance in the context of the 2010 target and the Millennium Development Goals, with an emphasis on legal, economic and political aspects.
The conference is also an attempt to raise public awareness of scientific and social issues connected to biodiversity.
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