Ecologic has signed the Countdown 2010 Declaration
The Countdown 2010 has three main objectives:
- Encourage and support the full implementation of all the existing binding international commitments and necessary actions to save biodiversity;
- Demonstrate clearly what progress Europe makes in meeting the 2010 biodiversity commitment;
- Gain maximum public attention across Europe for the challenge of saving biodiversity by 2010.
Projects that Ecologic is involved with that support the initiative‘s goals are for example:
Ecologic Project: Governance and ecosystems management for the conservation of biodiversity - GEM-CON-BIO
Ecologic Project: The use of market incentives to preserve Biodiversity
The Countdown 2010 Initiative was also one of the main topics of this year’s IUCN pan-European Meeting. Under the title „Towards 2010 and Beyond. A Vision for European Nature“ more that 100 IUCN members, ranging from European government officials to NGOs, met in Barcelona to discuss this topic. Ecologic, a member of IUCN and represented by Ecologic Fellow Stephanie Schlegel, took part in the discussions. The conference took place on 18-21 October 2006.