Old growth forests are unique ecosystems that play a fundamental role in the provision of ecosystem goods and services and yet less than 2% remain throughout
The establishment of an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The aim of IPBES is to improve coordinate responses to the accelerated loss of biodiversity, impaired ecosystem services, and lack of policy action. ECCB supports this process by emphasizing the need for a systematic approach to deal effectively with uncertainty and other types of non-knowledge, which go beyond the existing knowledge gaps. In the absence of evidence, we call for full consideration of the precautionary principle.
ECCB stresses that conservation across national borders should be seen as a cornerstone to linking peoples, societies and nations within the EU and beyond. Apart from the obvious need to protect nature, trans-boundary efforts to protect nature should be perceived as means to promote peace and strengthen common European values, Especially in times of economic and political crisis. ECCB calls for the intensification of trans-boundary cooperation, to be anchored in conservation strategies from regional to continental scales.
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Europe Communication Committee