The European Commission’s Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy in 2015, will take place from 3 to 5 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels. The theme will be nature and biodiversity. The European Wilderness Society is represented during the event by Zoltán Kun, who will also be available for personal meetings. The theme of the event is Nature – our health, our wealth. The conference will look at the linkage between nature and our dependence on it for the food, energy, raw materials, air and water, which make life possible and drive the economy. We share this planet with an extraordinary natural diversity which is a source of inspiration, learning and recreation; part of our cultural heritage and contributing to our quality of life. Protecting nature and maintaining Europe’s competitiveness must go hand-in-hand as nature and biodiversity policy can play a key role in creating jobs and stimulating investment. “The protection of Wilderness in Europe is key to our survival. Therefore our society will be strongly promoting the wider inclusion of Wilderness management principles in the nature directives and improving the Favourable Conservation Status through strengthening management of Natura 2000 sites.” says Zoltán Kun. Green Week will look at these and other benefits we receive from nature, and the framework in place to protect it. Green Week offers a unique opportunity for debate and exchanges of experience and best practice. Over the past decade, the conference has established itself as an unmissable event for anyone involved with protecting the environment. The 2014 edition attracted around 3.100 participants from government, business and industry, non-governmental organisations, academia and the media.
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