The future of biodiversity in the hands of EU cities and regions

European Week of Regions & Cities 2019

9 October 2019, 14:30 - 17:00
1040 Brussels, Belgium- Building CoR - JDE building, Room Atrium 5. Rue Belliard 101

This interactive event discusses cities' and regions' contribution to the formulation and implementation of the post-2020 global and European biodiversity policy framework. Their potential for biodiversity action is not fully utilised at present, although it is increasingly recognised. The ongoing preparatory process for the post-2020 biodiversity agenda represents a major opportunity for local and regional authorities to shape future biodiversity targets and contribute to their delivery, as well as to having their efforts formally recognised by the Member States and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

This event will be moderated by Holger Robrecht, Deputy Regional Director for Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe.


  • Roby Biwer, First Vice-Chair, ENVE commission, CoR, Belgium.
  • Renata Gomez, Policy Officer, Regions4, Spain.
  • Oliver Hillel, Programme Officer, UN CBD Secretariat, Canada.
  • Lennart Kuemper-Schlake, Scientific Officer, Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN) - Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany.
  • Sandra Müller-Volk, Policy Officer - International Cooperation on Biodiversity, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany.

For more information and to register to attend, click here.