vineri, 13 februarie 2009
The 2010 Biodiversity Challenge: Will the EU reach it? What future after 2010?
13 February 2009, Brussels. Will the EU live up to its 2001 promise of halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010? What action has been taken at Community and Member State level? The European Parliament Intergroup on Sustainable Development held a high-level event entitled “The European Biodiversity Action Plan – Counting down to 2010: state of play and the post 2010 vision for Europe” on 11 February. Eminent speakers and an astonishingly prestigious audience of more than 150 people from all Europe and elsewhere concluded that even if the target will not be achieved in time, it made it possible to attract action on the issue. As for the post-2010 plans, the new international commitments should be more realistic and measurable, and should also pursue a cross-cultural approach.