VIII Meeting of the World Network of
Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves
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Welcome to the VIII MEETING OF THE WORLD NETWORK OF ISLAND AND COASTAL BIOSPHERE RESERVES website. This event will take place on the island of Menorca from the 22th to the 26th of May 2018.

Created in 2009, the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves currently includes more than 60 island or coastal area biosphere reserves, which represents almost 10% of the total biosphere reserves worldwide.

The Network aims to foster sustainable development in islands and coastal areas and to promote adaptation and mitigation strategies on climate change. It is operated by two technical secretariats working together: Island of Jeju (Republic of Korea), which focuses on climate change issues; and Menorca (Spain), dedicated to sustainable development.

Six years after the first international meeting of the Network, held in Menorca in February 2012, now is the time to host this meeting once again in Menorca, with the aim of strengthening coordination among partners and advance in mutual learning and networking.

Organizing entities:

The Meeting is organized jointly by the MAB UNESCO Secretariat, the Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency, the National Parks Autonomous Agency (OAPN) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Environment of Spain and the Jeju Biosphere Reserve. The Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency is in charge of the logistics of the conference and other operational aspects.

Participants:

The expected participants are the UNESCO MAB Secretariat, as well as the Autonomous Body of National Parks of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Ministry of Spain, the Biosphere Reserve of Jeju and the MaB Committee of South Korea, the Menorca Biosphere Reserve and the invited participants representing the biosphere reserves members of the Network.

Workshop:


The Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency organizes a Workshop for biosphere reserve managers, which will be held on 25-26 of May at the Island Council of Menorca. All the participants to the Meeting are invited to this workshop, upon registration on this website.

The workshop will be focused on the following topics: Indicators systems, Adaptation to climate change, Fishing management, BR Brand and BR Regulations and financing.

The participants will be distributed in work tables according to their preferences, and each table will be directed by a facilitator. Participants interested in presenting study cases in one or more topics (or suggest a new topic), and those willing to direct a work table may contact us to the following mail address: wnibr.menorca@cime.es

Side events:

The 5th edition of Greening the Islands International Conference will take place on the 17th-18th of May in Menorca. This event will focus on the most urgent problems that islands face, such as energy production, water consumption, mobility management, waste and tourism flows. The central theme of the meeting will be the "biosphere". As the issues addressed are of interest for island BR managers, and the dates of this conference are close with the VIII Congress of the Network of Islands and Coastal Biosphere Reserves, we encourage participants who wish to attend to the Greening the Islands International Conference to organize their trip in advance.
 

 
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