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Options and possibilities for a coherent international
environmental governance

A Nordic expert symposium in Helsinki, Finland 8-9 April 2010

Countries are voicing their concern over the proliferation of multilateral environmental agreements and are calling for more coherence in the international environmental governance system. It is time to take stock how we can achieve more coherent biodiversity governance.

A symposium "Synergies in the Biodiversity Cluster" will be held 8 – 9 April 2010 in Helsinki, Finland. The symposium will be organized by the Ministry of Environment of Finland together with Nordic colleagues.

The purpose of the symposium is to identify options and possibilities for enhancing coherence and synergies among the biodiversity-related conventions. Four workshops will be organized with following topics:

1) Pros and cons of a government-driven synergies process for the biodiversity MEAs
2) The composition of a coherent and well-designed biodiversity cluster
3) Relevant areas for enhancing cooperation and coordination within such a cluster
4) The structure, timing and form of a synergies process for the biodiversity MEAs

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Contact information:

Kati Suomalainen
Tel. +358 400 143918

Niko Urho
Tel. +358 400 573741

Bio diversity tree Ympäristöministeriö Norden