ReNED Ecosystems Conference
Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Developing Countries
17-18 August 2005, Eigtveds Pakhus, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark
The aim of this conference was to contribute to the understanding of the
importance of biodiversity in terms of maintaining or developing ecosystems
services such as fisheries, forest products, genetic resources for agriculture,
pollination of crops and fruit trees, carbon sequestration in soils, water,
human health, and eco-tourism. The conference addressed five key concerns:
- The importance of biodiversity for maintaining the quality and quantity of
- The value of biodiversity in relation to ecosystem services. To whom is
this value important?
- Sustainable financing mechanisms and community based management systems.
Which types of payments are appropriate in terms of institutional set-ups, the
role of local population, etc, and what are the needs for support?
- Biodiversity and ecosystem service monitoring. How can appropriate
monitoring systems be designed in order to ensure sustainability of the system
and the desired impact on the biodiversity and people?
- How do we develop and maintain institutional capacity and good governance
in the South regarding these topics?
Proceedings of the conference are now
available. They contain the objectives, all abstracts and summaries of the
discussions and conclusions of the conference.
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