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Environmental assessment/information system, monitoring and early warning – Article 12 of the Carpathian Convention

Document type
Decision
Reference number
COP2/9
Date
Aug 22, 2018
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Status
Active
Subject
Environment gen.
Treaty
Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (May 22, 2003)
Meeting
Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention
Website
www.carpathianconvention.org
Abstract

The Conference of the Parties

1. welcomes the establishment of the "Science for the Carpathians" initiative as a platform of researchers for and in the Carpathians for the implementation of Article 12 of the Carpathian Convention;

2. thanks the European Academy, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the Joanneum Insitute and the Mountain Research Initiative for having supported the process since the very beginning;

3. welcomes the intention of the European Environment Agency (EEA) to undertake, as part of its overall efforts to improve the knowledge base regarding ecosystem functioning and services in Europe, a comparative analysis of ecosystem services rendered by the Alpine and Carpathian mountain regions, as a basis for a systematic valuation of these services for policy setting and decision making in these regions;

4. invites Parties and other stakeholders to actively participate and support the above mentioned processes and requests the interim Secretariat to report back to the Carpathian Convention Implementation Committee.