Ecosystems protection and introduction of green economy principles in Biosphere Reserves of the Volga river basin

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 12:00pm to Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: 
Russian Federation, Nizhniy Novgorod
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Marie Prchalova at m.prchalova@unesco.org

The seminar on Biosphere Reserves (BRs) of the Volga river basin will be the fifth event of the “Living Volga” UNESCO/Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia partnership programme devoted to UNESCO BRs of the Volga river basin traditionally held within the International scientific-industrial forum “Great Rivers” in Nizhniy Novgorod.

The “Living Volga” partnership programme established by the UNESCO Moscow Office contributes to assisting the achievement of UNESCO’s goals focused on water and associated ecosystems. The programme matches one of the priorities of the UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector, namely promoting the sustainable management and conservation of freshwater, terrestrial resources and biodiversity. Further, it is of special importance within the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” (2005-2015) and the UN Decade “Education for Sustainable Development” (2005-2014).

The workshop will gather key actors, experts and stakeholders involved in BRs activities from the Volga river basin. It will enable them to achieve several agreements on different aspects of cooperation within the Volga river basin and outline steps forward to catalyze the introduction of green economy principles.