BfN Schriften 120 - Report of the International Workshop on “Ways to Promote the Ideas behind the CBD’s Ecosystem Approach in Central and Eastern Europe”
The international workshop „Ways to Promote the Ideas behind the CBD’s Ecosystem Approach in Central and Eastern Europe“ brought together 26 experts from 10 European countries from May 05-09, 2004. It was organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation at its conference centre, the “International Academy for Nature Conservation” on the Isle of Vilm.
Bundesamt für Naturschutz
The aim of the workshop was to discuss on the basis of national case-studies and of experiences gained from other approaches such as Sustainable Forest Management, Sustainable Fisheries and the transboundary protection of high-mountain areas the following issues:
• If the existing guidance for the implementation of the ecosystem approach is valuable in practice;
• Which existing initiatives/approaches/opportunities can be built upon and what possible solutions there are to overcome identified obstacles for the implementation of the ecosystem approach in Central and Eastern Europe;
• If there are synergies between the ecosystem approach of the CBD and other approaches, which might be used to reach the goals of the Convention.