Reception on the CBD Post-2020 Framework in Brussels
WCS EU hosted a reception for officials from the European Commission and EU Member State governments involved in UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) negotiations, on Monday 28th October. Opening remarks were given by Ms. Marina Von Weissenberg from the Finnish government, before a presentation was made by WCS’ Dr. Tom Evans.
Dr. Evans made the case for a new post-2020 CBD target related to ecosystem integrity, before presenting the new ‘Forest Health Index’ as a means by which to measure forest ecological integrity and forest degradation. The reception was attended with government representatives from Germany, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Denmark, Austria and Croatia as well as staff from the European Commission, FAO, IUCN and various NGOs.
More information on the Forest Health Index is available here.