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Transport infrastructure and Biodiversity at a nexus of challenges, 5-9 June 2023, Strasbourg

Transport infrastructure is one of the drivers of global economic development. It is also one of the main causes of climate change and the decline in biodiversity. Indeed, very heavy investments are currently being made to address this and meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. However, the impact on biodiversity is much less well known and understood. Given the heightened global concern over this issue, new regulations and approaches with stricter biodiversity standards are expected in the wake of the negotiation of a new global framework within the Convention on Biological Diversity. Yet given the dearth of research-based guidance on how to address biodiversity concerns through the development of transportation infrastructure, no broad consensus exists on how to create a biodiversity-friendly transportation sector.

At the end of two and a half years of work, under the combined auspices of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the United Nations Environment Programme-led Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP), this seminar will convene diverse national, regional and international high-level actors or stakeholders into an event aiming at engaging in dialogue on the subject of infrastructure and biodiversity.

Major results of the BISON project will be presented on June 6, and then proceeding to a full day dedicated to connections between the results of the BISON project and the wider sustainable infrastructure community.

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Click here to register for the open event on 6-7 June.