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Title (Primary) Proceedings of the European conference “Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change – Challenges, Opportunities and Evidence Gaps”, Bonn, Germany, 27 - 29 June 2017
Publisher Marselle, M.; Stadler, J.; Korn, H.; Bonn, A.;
Journal BfN-Skripten
Year 2018
Department iDiv; ESS;
Volume 509
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00527989, 18-0597 DK: 574.4 Pro
Abstract The joint BfN/ENCA European Conference on “Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change” was held in Bonn, Germany on 27-29 June 2017 to highlight the important contribu-tion of green spaces and biodiversity to human health in a changing climate. It was the fourth event in a series of biannual “European Conferences on Biodiversity and Climate Change” (ECBCC), which started in 20111. The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) organized the conference in co-operation with the Interest group on Climate Change of the Network of Heads of European Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA), the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversi-ty Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. The 2017 conference was co-sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe.
A wide range of European experts from science, policy and practice convened to discuss the importance of biodiversity’s contribution to human health in the face of climate change. Fur-ther emphasis was placed on the potential of nature-based solutions to meet the challenges and create multiple benefits in relation to climate change, human health and nature conser-vation. Some of the latest scientific findings on impacts of climate change on European bio-diversity and human health were presented in the plenum sessions. This was followed by interactive sessions focusing on eight specific themes ranging from the “Psychological ef-fects of nature and biodiversity on human health and well-being”, “The benefits of green space for enhancing human health – Lessons learned from urban interventions” and “Health and protected areas in a changing climate”. More specific discussions were held on “Biodi-versity or Green Space?” and “Allergenic plants and vector borne disease – Relevance to human health in a changing climate”. In addition, policy and practice orientated themes were addressed such as “Linking Initiatives in biodiversity, health, climate change in policy and practice”, to “Nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation and their role in fostering health and socio-environmental equity “ and “Planning and managing urban green spaces for health and biodiversity in a changing climate – Concepts, experiences, practice”.
ID 21092
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=21092
Marselle, M., Stadler, J., Korn, H., Bonn, A. (eds., 2018):
Proceedings of the European conference “Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change – Challenges, Opportunities and Evidence Gaps”, Bonn, Germany, 27 - 29 June 2017
BfN-Skripten 509
Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN), Bonn, 177 pp.