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CEEweb Academy on Climate Change and Biodiversity

22-24 July 2010, Maramures, Romania

The primary objective of the event was to build capacity and expertise of CEE NGOs. The interrelation between combating climate change and conserving biodiversity is the special focus, with the aim of finding multiple win solutions, which are beneficial for the climate, for the society and for biodiversity.
Besides, our objective was to strengthen public participation in the Central and East European (CEE) region in climate change and nature conservation activities, in order to assure dissemination of relevant information towards national decision makers, as well as common representation of interests towards the European Commission. Therefore, project planning was an important part of the meeting.
The location of the meeting was one of the most beautiful wilderness area of the Carpathians, which was an inspiring environment for our discussions.

Read the agenda, report of the meeting and the list of participants.

Presentations:

Ecosystem-based approach in mitigation of climate change. Iván Gyulai, Ecological Institute for Sustainable Development (pdf)

Ecological impacts of climate change: the need for resilient landscapes. Bálint Czúcz, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ecology and Botany (pdf)

Forestry measures for adaptation and their effects on biodiversity. László Gálhidy, WWF Hungary (pdf)

Adaptive water management. Saskia Werners, Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands (pdf)

A case study from the Tisza region, Hungary. Zsuzsanna Flachner, president of CEEweb (pdf)

The meeting in pictures.

Academy in the local media: Graiul Online and Sighet-online.

The Academy was realised with the financial support of the European Commission.