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UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

 

WHO WE ARE

The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre is collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme and WCMC, a UK-based charity. It undertakes synthesis, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity knowledge, providing authoritative, strategic and timely information for conventions, countries, organizations and companies to use in the development and implementation of their policies and decisions.

WHAT OUR EXPERIENCE IS

The Centre has been in operation for 30 years, providing objective, scientifically rigorous products and services to help decision makers recognize the value of biodiversity (as a contribution to ecosystem services and natural capital) and apply this knowledge to all that they do. An increasing focus of work is on building capacity for decision makers to access and use biodiversity-related data and information at global, regional and national scales. 

WHAT WE DO IN EU BON

  • bringing a user needs perspective to the evaluation of existing data sources and assessment of information gaps
  • engaging with governments and international processes such as the CBD and IPBES
  • exploring the feasibility of establishing the EU BON model in other countries beyond Europe
  • supporting the development of a global GEO BON architecture

IN EU BON WE MAINLY CONTRIBUTE TO

WP 1 Data sources: requirements, gap analysis and data mobilization
WP 6 Stakeholder engagement and science-policy dialogue
WP 7 Implementation of GEO BON: strategies and solutions at European and global levels

WE ARE ALSO INVOLVED IN

  • HARMBio
  • OPERAs
  • Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

 

Dr Corinne Martin 
  • Senior Programme Officer, Marine Programme
  • Co-ordination and links to GEO BON
  • Lead of UNEP-WCMC’s contribution to EU BON
Lauren Weatherdon 
  • Programme Officer, Marine Programme
  • Deputy Lead of UNEP-WCMC’s contribution to EU BON
Katherine Despot Belmonte 
  • Assistant Programme Officer, Ecosystem Assessment Programme
  • Project contributor

 

 

 


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   1 AUG 2017
Policy windows for the environment: Tips for improving the uptake of scientific knowledge


A new EU BON derived paper looks at the dynamics of science - policy dialogue, offering tips for ...

   29 JUN 2017
How Ecosystem and Biodiversity data and knowledge can support the GEO objectives: EU BON’s session at the European GEO Workshop


The 11th European Projects GEO Workshop took place between 19-21 June 2017, in Helsinki, Finland,...

   26 JUN 2017
EU BON comes to a formal end, but continues to live through its results


Coming to an end, after 4.5 years of hard work and dedicated research, the FP7-funded project EU ...

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flag big This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 308454.