Previous Conferences

2010

The First conference “Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals: Challenges for Research and Action”

The International Conference on Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals: Challenges for Research and Action was held in Frankfurt/Main, Germany in December 2010. Its main goal was to review the state of concern for major components of biodiversity, and to discuss possible contributions of biodiversity conservation and management to achieve the new targets under development. Focus was on scientific reviewing current and future action in the field of the CBD and the MDGs. It addressed to scientists from basic as well as applied research concerned with various field of relevant CBD and MDGs related themes, also policy makers and other stakeholders were addressed and aimed at connecting researchers and other stakeholders from natural sciences, social science, economy, humanities, technology and related fields in an integrated way.

It was co-organized by the Leibniz Association, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) and CNRS-InEE.

 2013  

The Second Conference “Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals: Biodiversity and Health

The 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals was held in Berlin from 16 to 18 April 2013 and focused on the Nexus Biodiversity and Health. The goal of this conference was to discuss the interactions between biodiversity and human health under rapidly changing environmental conditions, to identify research gaps, and to develop novel, innovative approaches on how to manage ecosystems and biodiversity for the benefit of humans and nature. A Young Scientists Workshop preceded the conference. It was meant to enhance scientific exchange and networking among young scientists pursuing cross-disciplinary research in the areas of biodiversity and (human) health.

It was jointly organized by the Leibniz Network on Biodiversity (within the Leibniz Association) and the French Institut Ecologie et Environnement-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (InEE-CNRS), and co-financed by the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina.

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