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Biodiversity and health in the face of Climate change

Challenge, opportunities and evidence gaps

June 27-29 2017, Bonn, Germany

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in co-operation with ENCA and the UFZ/iDiv hosted the European conference on "Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change - Challenges, opportunities and evidence gaps" from June 27-29, 2017 at the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR) in Bonn, Germany. The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe is co-sponsor of the event.

'Climate change poses significant challenges to biodiversity and human well-being in Europe. Biodiversity in urban as well as in adjacent rural areas can provide health and climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits that can be actively fostered by nature-based solutions.

This joint European conference in Bonn brought together experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and discuss the importance of biodiversity’s contribution to human health in the face of climate change. In this context health is considered in its physical, psychological and social dimension, including socio-environmental equity. The aim of the conference was to increase knowledge, share experiences and foster nature-based solutions to meet the challenges of climate change and health issues.'

PDFs of the oral presentations are available at the official conference website

ECBCC 2017 Conference Proceedings Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change.pdf