Biodiversity Policy in the German Bundestag 2014 - 2018 - How Does This Affect the Daily Work of Parliament?
The Federal Republic of Germany is bound to a number of environmental agreements. At the supranational level, it is committed to the biodiversity objectives of the European Union (EU). Concerning Germany, the Federal Government adopted a national biodiversity strategy in 2007. The current government has stated in their coalition agreement that it acknowledges their commitments to EU biodiversity objectives.
What exactly does that mean for the daily activities in Parliament, in the committees, the group meetings, and in the preparation of new legislation? This event provided an overview of these topics and the opportunity to exchange ideas and experience with experts from science and society.
- Welcome: Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel, MfN
- Biodiversity at the international level [pdf, 780 kB, German]: Dr. Axel Paulsch, ibn
- Biodiversity at the European level [pdf, 1.6 MB, German]: Timo Kaphengst, Ecologic Institute
- Biodiversity at the national level [pdf, 7.6 MB, German]: Dr. Katrin Vohland, MfN
- Sandpit discussion: What information is needed?
Moderator: Prof. R. Andreas Kraemer, Ecologic Institute
Further events focused on more specific areas in the field of biodiversity are planned.
The series was launched by the partners MfN (Natural History Museum) and Ecologic Institute. The partners NeFo (Network Forum on Biodiversity Research Germany), BBIB (Berlin Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research), LVB and the DUH (German Environmental Aid) have further developed and currently run the series.