This event is coordinated by the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, the Alpine Network of Protected Areas(ALPARC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention.
The conference languages are French, German, Italian, Slovenian and English.
The one-day event offers a platform for discussions between experts and representatives from mountain regions all over the world, working in the field of biodiversity, with a strong focus on mountains. The main goal is to share experiences, identify shared challenges and showcase best-practice examples and solutions from various regional perspectives. As an outcome of the event, a Joint message on the importance of protecting global mountain biodiversity will be developed to be then taken forward to major global events such as the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
The different perspectives will be covered during three successive segments:
1.Global mountains (thematic sessions on key biodiversity areas in mountain regions, global drivers for loss of mountain biodiversity and tools for conservation)
2. High level segment on mountains in the Post-2020 process (with CBD focal points and representatives of the Alpine and Carpathian Conventions)
3. Alps (thematic sessions on current threats to biodiversity in the Alps and strategies to protect biodiversity for future generations
More information: https://alparc.org/fr/alparc-events/mountain-biodiversity-day
09:00 – 9:25 AM - OPENING
09:25 – 9:40 AM - KEYNOTES
09:40 – 10:20 AM - SESSION 1 - Mountains are rich
10:45 – 11:35 AM - SESSION 2 - Mountains are exposed
11:35 AM – 12:00 PM - SESSION 3 - Mountains offer opportunities
12:15 – 01:00 PM - Panel discussion with Alpine and Carpathian Convention representatives, CBD focal points from mountain countries and mountain biodiversity experts
02:00 – 02:30 PM - WELCOME
02:30 – 03:00 PM - KEYNOTES on Alpine biodiversity and video presentation on ecological connectivity between the Alps and the Carpathians
03:00 – 03:45 PM - SESSION 4 - Alpine biodiversity, species and threats in times of global change
04:00 – 04:45 PM - SESSION 5 - Alpine biodiversity
04:45 – 05:15 PM - SESSION 6 - Strategies to protect Alpine biodiversity
05:15 – 05:30 PM - CONCLUSIONS