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GTOS and GLCN at CBD
 

29 November 2005

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GTOS and GLCN at the Eleventh meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity

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 presentations.

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.

Useful links

Invitation 122kb
CBD SBSTTA
GTOS
GLCN
Africover
GOFC-GOLD
2010BIP

Acknowledgements

Cooperazione Italiana
Convention on Biological Diversity
FAO IDWG on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
UNEP-WCMC
DISAFRI department, University of Tuscia

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