In order to contribute to the Convention for Biodiversity, the French government has organized, from 24 to 28 January 2005 in Paris an international conference titled "BiodiversitÃ©: Science et gouvernance". Amis de la Terre and Greenpeace participated in order to convince political leaders of the importance to act.
Organizers however feared that speech could follow speech. This is why two environmental organizations decided to associate in order to mobilize researchers, political leaders and citizens around a central question: How do we move from talk to action in the field of the protection of biodiversity?
Conferences and debates:
MONDAY 24 JANUARY 2005: ConfÃ©rence - DÃ©bat Greenpeace "Exploitation industrielle, destruction de la biodiversitÃ© et non gouvernance dans le Bassin du Congo" En prÃ©sence de Francis HallÃ©, Conservation International, Cath Long (Rainforest Foundation), FranÃ§ois-Xavier Verschave (Survie)
TUESDAY 25 JANUARY 2005: ConfÃ©rence - DÃ©bat Greenpeace "Braconnage Ã Ã©chelle industrielle et consÃ©quences sur la biodiversitÃ©"
Conservation International, WWF (Ã confirmer), Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l'Homme, John Nelson (Forest Peoples Programme)
WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY 2005: ConfÃ©rence - DÃ©bat Greenpeace "Populations et biodiversitÃ©: Quelle vision alternative pour le Bassin du Congo?"
Sylvain Angerand (Les Amis de la Terre), Peter Chappell, Cath Long (Rainforest Foundation), JerÃ´me Lewis (London School of Economics)
Three volunteer interpreters worked from and to French and English.