Peru and UNESCO’s MAB Programme announce the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves
The Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM) through its National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP) and UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme jointly announce the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves, due to take place in Lima, Peru, on 14-17 March 2016.
The Congress will address issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including education for sustainable development, the economic viability of nature conservation systems, biodiversity, and the protection and sustainable use of natural resources.
The objective of this Congress is to review implementation of the Madrid Action Plan for Biosphere Reserves 2008-2013, the Seville Strategy and the Statutory Framework of 1995. The Congress will assess lessons learned and new challenges faced by the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, and will develop and launch an Action Plan for Biosphere Reserves for 2016-2025.