Integrating Biodiversity in EU Development Cooperation
Seminar at the European Parliament
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seminar at the European Parliament; followed by a reception marking the launch of CI Europe

CI Europe was officially launched with a CI - BirdLife seminar on Development and Biodiversity held at the European Parliament. This high level event was supported by the French Development Agency (AFD) and hosted by Mr. Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Environment Committee. On this occasion, CI Europe released with BirdLife and WWF a joint position paper on EU Development Cooperation, a critically important issue as the EU provides more than 57% of development cooperation funding in the world.

The event was followed by a reception marking the launch of CI Europe, which was also an occasion to present the book "The Wealth of Nature: Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Human Well-Being". This book, edited by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), was produced by CEMEX in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Conservation International and The Wild Foundation. It is a celebration of nature’s ecological services and demonstrates in detail how they can contribute to our health, economic prosperity and cultural values.

Click here to download the agenda of the event.