Story How would an International Mechanism for Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity contribute to halting biodiversity loss?

How would an International Mechanism for Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity contribute to halting biodiversity loss?

The European Regional Consultation of the Consultative process on IMOSEB meeting held in Geneva, 26-28 April, 2007, produced some important outcomes.
Release date 16/05/2007
Contributor Rania Spyropoulou
Geographical coverage Europe
Keywords biodiversity, mechanism-based screening
Concerned URL http://www.imoseb.net/regional_consultations/europe
Source Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in collaboration with the IMoSEB Secretariat

The European Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an International Mechanism of Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity (IMoSEB) was held from 26-28 April 2007, in Geneva, Switzerland. The third in a series of regional meetings planned for the IMoSEB process, the Geneva event was attended by 54 experts and officials from 16 European countries and international and non-governmental organizations, including scientific research institutions.

Participants heard presentations, exchanged views and discussed various options on a possible IMoSEB in plenary sessions and in three working groups. The results of their discussions were reflected in the report of the meeting with the aim of contributing to future consultations on a possible IMoSEB. The final report is published in  English, French and Spanish and identifies: ten needs for an IMoSEB; a possible structure for an IMoSEB to meet these needs; and goals and guiding principles for a strategy to communicate scientific information on biodiversity.