Representatives of UNEP Vienna - ISCC, the Slovak Ministry of Environment on behalf of the presidency of the Carpathian Convention, and the Chair of the Science for the Carpathians Initiative (S4C) have signed a common MoU at the Second Forum Carpaticum, “From data to knowledge, from knowledge to action”.
The MoU is aimed at providing a durable basis for the collaboration in the field of scientific research, project development and implementation, information exchange and knowledge transfer. The collaboration’s purpose in the long term is to strengthen the awareness of a Carpathian-wide approach in the scientific work, which would provide an important information basis for further strategic political decision-making.
The S4C initiative is the organizer of the Forum Carpaticum, a biannual Carpathian-wide scientific platform that gathers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines from both natural and social sciences of the Carpathian region and beyond. The Conference was held under the auspices of HE Ivan Gašparovič, President of the Slovak Republic. Amongst others, UNEP Vienna ISCC organized a workshop on the role of Science in the Carpathian Convention with a special focus on the BIOREGIO Carpathians project, aimed at implementing the main provisions of the Carpathian Convention Biodiversity Protocol. In particular, the first results of the activities related to the elaboration of a Carpathian Red List of Species and Habitats were presented and discussed with the participants.