SERE2020 - 12th European Conference on Ecological Restoration Alicante, Spain - August 31 - September 4, 2020
Between August 31 and September 4 2020, SERE will discuss challenges facing ecological restoration in post-2020 Europe, and particularly, how can ecological restoration promote the recovery of damaged, degraded and destroyed socio-ecological systems in these critical times.Ecological restoration is increasingly present in our lives. UN
Declaration of 2021-2030 as the Decade of Ecological Restoration clearly responds to social concerns and illustrates commitment towards using ecological restoration to fight major environmental problems. Yet, international high-level initiatives should scale down and translate into concrete actions. The advance of ecological restoration in Europe has
been slow for reasons that are political and socio-economical, rather than ecological, as shown by a recently published analysis where many SER Europe members participated. Because of the imminent onset of the UN Decade, and ongoing reviews of the EU Strategy on Biodiversity (2021-2030), the Common Agricultural Policy (2021-2027),and the Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030), 2020 should be the turning point to develop an ambitious transversal European strategy for ecological restoration that will help member states meeting the ambitious targets agreed in Aichi. In parallel, our societies are undergoing profound changes.The diversity of policies concerning nature and environmental protection in EU Member States clearly illustrates the search for new ways to understand growth and re-define human role in the Biosphere, and the tensions behind them.
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