BD SKILLS – Skills for Local Biodiversity What can we do about it? l Change behaviour l Raise awareness l Manage biodiversity l Research and monitoring l Develop policies l Integrate biodiversity into planning
BD SKILLS – Skills for Local Biodiversity International policy instruments GlobalPan-EuropeanRegions in Europe RamsarEuropean Diploma of Protected Areas Helsinki Convention WHCEuropean Landscape Convention ASCOBANS CITESBern ConventionACCOBAMS CMSEurobatsOSPAR Convention CBDPEBLDSAlpine Convention Forest EuropeCarpathian Convention
BD SKILLS – Skills for Local Biodiversity Trends in nature treaties l From segregation to integration –Species protection, Area/ecosystem protection –From nature to biodiversity –Sustainable development –Ecosystem services –Integration into sectors –From protection to restoration l From up scaling and downscaling
BD SKILLS – Skills for Local Biodiversity EU biodiversity policy l Birds Directive 1979 l Habitats Directive 1992 l Natura 2000 l EU Biodiversity Strategy 2011 l Integration into other policies (agriculture, fisheries, forestry,...)
BD SKILLS – Skills for Local Biodiversity EU biodiversity targets 1. Full implementation of EU nature legislation to protect biodiversity 2. Better protection for ecosystems, and more use of green infrastructure 3. More sustainable agriculture and forestry 4. Better management of fish stocks 5. Tighter controls on invasive alien species 6. A bigger EU contribution to averting global biodiversity loss
BD SKILLS – Skills for Local Biodiversity From policy to planning
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