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Governance and Ecosystems Management for the CONservation of BIOdiversity

Objective

The strategic objective of GEM-CON-BIO is to explore the interactions between governance modes and sustainable development objectives in view of identifying what governance processes and institutions can best contribute to the conservation of biodiversity. To achieve its objective, GEM-CON-BIO will investigate types and modes of governance that are related to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, identify the critical characteristics and threshold factors that exist the environment of an ecosystem management authority (environmental, social and economic factors), as well as who controls them, and conduct research on a range of thematic and case studies, with particular emphasis on innovative and market-based approaches to govern the use of ecosystems and individual species.

Lessons will be drawn from community and private sector experiences, from region-specific practices and conditions and from efforts to link ecosystems in order to achieve a broad management and governance level (regional, national and global). Co-management approaches, currently flourishing all over the world, will be an important focus of discussion. Research will draw conclusions on the strengths, weaknesses and impact the governance structures had in each case, and assess the transferability of best practices to wider contexts.

A participatory process through a science-policy interface will lead to the development of a set of policy guidelines applicable at different levels of government and in a variety of biodiversity contexts. Results will be disseminated to those involved in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies - at the European, national, regional and local level, involving public authorities, legislators and citizens and their organisations.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-CITIZENS-5
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Coordinator

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI - RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Address
Administration Building - University Campus
Thessaloniki
Greece

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Participants (11)

IUCN- BUREAU AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
Brussels

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STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvaegen 10
Stockholm

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ECOLOGIC - INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY GGMBH
Germany
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
N/A Berlin

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ANATRACK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Princecroft Willis Llp, Fleet Court, New Fields, Stinsford Road
Poole

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TERO LTD
Greece
Address
21 Antoni Tritsi St., Building B
60211 Thessaloniki

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UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
Debrecen

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DANUBE DELTA NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Romania
Address
Babadag Street 165
Tulcea

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SAXON ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Germany
Address
Tauchnitz-str. 1
Leipzig

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CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENT
Iran
Address
142 Azerbaijan Avenue
Teheran

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FUNDACION YANGAREKO
Bolivia
Address
Plaza Libertad Oficina 235, 899 Calle Libertad, Equina Canada Stongest
Santa Cruz De La Sierra

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CIFOR - CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH
Indonesia
Address
Jl.cifor, Situ Gede, Sindang Barang
6596 jkpwb Bogor

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