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Registration closing date Friday 4th October 2013
28 June 2013
Invitation to EEAC Annual Conference, 18th October 2013, Bangor University, Wales UK
“Managing Ecosystems for People, Nature and Economy”
We cordially invite you to attend the annual conference of the Network of European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), which is taking place at Bangor University in North Wales on October 18th 2013.
There is considerable interest across Europe in “ecosystem services” (the benefits that the environment provides to society) and the “ecosystem approach” in governance and policy. This conference will provide a forum for leading experts to highlight the latest policy developments and research initiatives in ecosystems management at the European, UK and Wales levels. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Jacquie McGlade, former Executive Director of the European Environment Agency.
The conference will gather together examples of best practice from across Europe, and it will showcase recent advances made in Wales, including the creation of the new single statutory environment body – “Natural Resources Wales” – which will manage natural resources in an integrated way according to the principles of the ecosystem approach.
Wales will face the current environmental challenges with a new, more integrated approach. For this reason I am very pleased that Wales clearly wants to be in the forefront and wants to lead by example.” stated Janez Potočnik, the European Environment Commissioner during a visit to Wales.
If you would like to attend the EEAC Annual Conference in October 2013, please use the links above to complete the registration form. Travel and accommodation details will also be found above.
Professor Peter Matthews
Chair, Natural Resources Wales
Professor Dr Miranda Schreurs
EEAC was established in 1993 and today has 23 member councils representing 16 European countries at the level of Member State, Accession Country or Regional Government. No fees are charged for attendance at the EEAC Annual Conference.
If you would like any further information, please contact:
Dr. Rosie Anthony, EEAC 2013 Conference Administrator
8 Alun Roberts, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2UW, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 7506 768 642
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