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ALCUE NET – Latin America, Caribbean and European Union Thematic Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change

09/01/2014

The event is organized together with COLCIENCIAS (Colombia) & IRD (France) in the framework of ALCUE NET project Activities. March 4 to 6 in Santa Marta, Colombia

The ALCUE NET – Latin America, Caribbean and European Union Thematic Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change, scheduled for March 4 to 6 in Santa Marta is co-organized by Colciencias (Colombia) and IRD (France). This workshop aims at exploring and identifying key topics addressing climate change and biodiversity as societal challenges. The workshop outputs will serve as a basis to formulate a concept note to be used as input for SOM recommendations. The workshop is designed to integrate both scientific experts and stakeholders to share their knowledge and skills  addressing biodiversity and climate change challenges.  

The workshop will focus on biodiversity and climate change, with the specific aim to identify key topics for research and innovation cooperation between the two regions. Discussions will ensure to assess and define how addressing climate change and biodiversity use issues as societal challenges. It will result in identifying priority topics in this field so that a consensus could be reached. Workshop results will be gathered into a Concept Note including recommendations, in particular regarding future research priorities on the topics. This note will be sent to the JIRI so that it can develop a joint call. 

The event will involve EU and LAC scientific experts in the fields of biodiversity and climate change familiar with national priorities and transnational cooperation between EU and LAC. It will also involve policy makers, representatives of the European Commission, stakeholders, representatives of innovative companies, members of NGOs as well as the coordinators of selected relevant transnational projects.

For more information about this workshop, please contact IRD (Claire Freour: claire.freour@ird.fr) or Colciencias (Libardo Andres Gutiérrez Mengual: lagutierrez@colciencias.gov.co)

The ALCUE NET – Latin America, Caribbean and European Union Thematic Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change, scheduled for February 25-27 in Bogotá is co-organized by Colciencias (Colombia) and IRD (France). This workshop aims at exploring and identifying key topics addressing climate change and biodiversity as societal challenges. The workshop outputs will serve as a basis to formulate a concept note to be used as input for SOM recommendations. The workshop is designed to integrate both scientific experts and stakeholders to share their knowledge and skills  addressing biodiversity and climate change challenges.  

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