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and GLCN at the Eleventh meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific,
Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological
We have the pleasure to announce that GTOS and GLCN
will co-host an official side-event at the Eleventh meeting of the
Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
(SBSTTA-11) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on Thursday
1 December in Montreal, Canada.
The side event “The Global Terrestrial Observing System and
the Global Land Cover Network: Mapping Progress Towards 2010”
will be an opportunity to discuss the role of GTOS and GLCN in measuring
progress towards Target 2010. This will focus on specific Headline
Indicators such as “Trends in extent of biomes, ecosystems,
and habitats” and “Connectivity/fragmentation of ecosystems”.
The discussion will be framed within GTOS/GLCN approach to Biodiversity-Related
and Rio Conventions aimed at promoting synergy amongst activities
addressing biological diversity, desertification, land degradation
and climate change.
The speakers at the side event include: Neville
Ash (UNEP-WCMC), Linda Collette (FAO), Martin Herold (GTOS GOFC-GOLD),
John Latham (GTOS and GLCN), Lucilla Spini (GTOS) and Riccardo Valentini
(GTSO TCO, Universitá degli studi della Tuscia). Additionally,
GLCN/GTOS staff will be available for further discussion after the
Information on the side event will be made available
to participants attending the conference.
Please note that the working language of the side
event will be in English.
Convention on Biological Diversity
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