Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018

IISD Reporting Services published an article titled, “Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018”. The article reads in part as follows:

Arctic biodiversity is under threat. Conserving this ecosystem requires a holistic approach and the involvement of non-Arctic states and stakeholders. In partnership with the Finish Ministry of the Environment, the 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress will take place from 9-12 October 2018 in Rovaniemi, Finland. Organized by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, the Congress will foster a dialogue among key stakeholders working on the conservation of Arctic biodiversity, including scientists, indigenous peoples, policy-makers, governments officials, industry, students and civil society.

The 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress is designed around six main themes, determined by the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment recommendations for policy, including: climate change; ecosystem-based management; mainstreaming biodiversity; addressing individual stressors on biodiversity; identifying and safeguarding important areas for biodiversity; and improving knowledge and public awareness.

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