Over the past decades, economic development in the Danube-Carpathian region has taken a heavy toll on nature. So the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) ‘Water Quality’ Priority Area (PA) 4, ‘Environmental Risks’ PA 5, ‘Biodiversity, Landscapes, Quality of Air and Soils’ PA 6, the Carpathian Convention, and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) endorsed the Joint Declaration ‘Achieving functional biodiversity in the Danube-Carpathian Region by mainstreaming ecological connectivity’ of July 2022, thereby committing themselves to action. However, without the support of higher-level policy and decision-makers, positive change is not possible.
A side-event on ‘Achieving functional biodiversity in the Danube-Carpathian Region by mainstreaming ecological connectivity – how to make it happen will be held on 18 October from 10:00-11:00 (CET) within the framework of the 11th EUSDR Annual Forum.
The event will highlight the importance of ecological connectivity and that safeguarding it requires the cooperation of many sectors such as nature conservation, water management, transport and energy. We will hear the perspective of policy makers on how to rise to this exceptional challenge.
The event will be held online and registration is open to all interested participants.
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