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Biodiversity: Science and Governance 24-28 January 2005 - Paris, France

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“We know enough about the decline in biodiversity to start taking steps to reverse it”.
French President Jacques Chirac opens international conference with a call for the establishment of an intergovernmental and non-governmental body on biodiversity.


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“We need to define the types and scales of activities required to advance biodiversity science and to generate multi-stakeholder support for such initiatives.”
Michel Loreau, Chair of the DIVERSITAS SC, delivers a declaration from the scientific community at the closing session.
More conference news…

• MCEB (Chile) receives major award for biodiversity research: DIVERSITAS SC Member Dr. Mary Kalin Arroyo amongst recipients of prestigious award for Latin America. More...

• DIVERSITAS welcomes new National Committee: Slovak Republic

• DIVERSITAS welcomes new National Committee in China

• French Minister for Research cites ICSU, DIVERSITAS and SCOPE as important partners in developing an international research programme on environment and health…more

• ISEE president highlights DIVERSITAS at International Congress and in Society newsletter…more

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• Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health: The future for our children
The French Minister for Research François d'Aubert, in his introductory intervention for the meeting "Extreme Climatic Events and Human Health" (23-25 June 2004), calls for establishment of a major international research programme on environment and health, citing ICSU, DIVERSITAS and SCOPE as key partners.

Official speech (available in French only)
http://www.recherche.gouv.fr/discours/2004/dcmes.htm

Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/who/progs/bud/home

• International Society of Ecological Economics introduced to DIVERSITAS’ mission and initiatives

Charles Perrings, President of the International Society for Ecological Economics and Vice-Chair of the DIVERSITAS Scientific Committee, recently raised awareness of the DIVERSITAS programme both in person and in print. Prof. Perrings described the aims of DIVERSITAS to audience members at the Eighth ISEE Biennial Conference entitled Challenging Boundaries: Economics, Ecology and Governance (July 2004, Montreal, Canada) and to readers of the ISEE Newsletter, July 2004. http://www.ecoeco.org/Documents/Newsletter%20Jul04.pdf


Last updated: 17 May 2005

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