What is the Congress?

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Learn more about this global initiative and the organizers behind it.

Call for program content

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Host a session, give a presentation and discover more opportunities to participate in the Arctic Biodiversity Congress!

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Early-bird registration opens March 26, 2014.


First call for program content!

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, is seeking individuals and organizations to provide presentations, organize sessions and submit posters that will encourage a dialogue on Arctic biodiversity among scientists, indigenous peoples, policy makers, government officials, northerners and industry representatives at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress.

Please submit program content proposals via the online submission system by April 30, 2014.

The Arctic Biodiversity Congress will be held in Trondheim, Norway on December 2-4, 2014. The purpose of the Congress is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among scientists, indigenous peoples, policy-makers, government officials, industry representatives and civil society. The Congress is also a key response to the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA).

Congress themes:

  • Climate change: Arctic biodiversity, resilience and adaptation
  • Mainstreaming biodiversity: linking Arctic ecosystems to society
  • Understanding cumulative effects and managing impacts on biodiversity

Learn more about the Arctic Biodiversity Congress program.

PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR SESSIONS, PRESENTATIONS OR POSTERS THAT ADDRESS AT LEAST ONE OF THE THREE CONGRESS THEMES BY APRIL 30, 2014

Thank you for your interest in participating and contributing to the Arctic Biodiversity Congress!

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Save the date!

The Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group is organizing the first Arctic Biodiversity Congress in Trondheim, Norway on December 2-4, 2014.

The Arctic Biodiversity Congress will promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among scientists, policy-makers, government officials, industry, civil society and indigenous peoples.

It is closely linked to the findings and recommendations of the first Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) released in May 2013.

The Arctic Biodiversity Congress will:

  • Present and discuss the main scientific findings of the ABA
  • Facilitate inter-disciplinary discussion, action and status updates on the policy recommendations in the ABA
  • Provide scientific, policy, management, NGO, academia, Indigenous peoples and industry audiences the opportunity to collaborate around the themes of the ABA
  • Advise CAFF on national and international implementation of the ABA recommendations and on the development of an ABA Implementation Plan for the Arctic Council
  • Highlight the work of CAFF and the Arctic Council on circumpolar biodiversity conservation and sustainable development
  • Contribute to mainstreaming of biodiversity and ecosystem services, ensuring that the recommendations of the ABA are implemented by not just governments, but many organizations and people across disciplines

 


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