EU, Latin American, Caribbean & Ibero-American meeting on Sustainable Ecosystem Management
Seville, Spain, 14 – 17 November 2022.
This meeting for collaboration with key Latin American and Caribbean agents (including Ibero-America) in the integration and use of information on Biodiversity and Research, Innovation and Sustainable Management of Ecosystems is organised by LifeWatch ERIC within the framework of “Andalusia ERDF POPE Project 2014-2020 SUMHAL/LifeWatch ERIC*. It will be held in the Leonardo da Vinci Room of the Cartuja Science and Technology Park, home of the LifeWatch ERIC ICT-Core and is planned as a series of work sessions on specific topics to achieve the following results:
1) An exploration of common issues regarding the development and consolidation of (e-) Infrastructures and services that, from the perspective of e-Science, contribute to:
–the best sustainable management of the territory;
–the conservation of biodiversity and the natural environment;
–the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, in synergy with the EU Green Deal, EU Blue Growth, EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and EU Farm to Fork programmes, among others.
2) Exchange of experiences and capacities in handling issues and challenges common to national and international infrastructures, data, information and knowledge in (e-) Biodiversity. A consensus document of conclusions including an EU-LAC Roadmap to co-develop, build and deploy through the financial support of the relevant calls (CYTED, GBIF, Cooperation Agencies, Horizon Europe, Neighborhood Development International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), etc.
3) The development of the above-mentioned points, based on the paradigm of biogeographical regions in the CELAC area, through national cross-border collaboration between the states involved, in collaboration with the European Union and the United Nations (for example, through IKRI: the Indigenous Knowledge Research Initiative), based on the aforementioned financial instruments.
*The SUMHAL project is co-financed by the ERDF for actions in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.