Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Europe


an ecological, policy and economic perspective

Joint European Conference held by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA)

25 - 27 June 2013, Bonn, Germany

Climate change is already affecting Europe’s ecosystems. We can expect potentially severe effects on biodiversity and ecosystem function and services in the future. The resulting challenges need to be met by appropriate action despite uncertainty about the timing and magnitude of possible climatic changes. 

This European conference will bring together experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of adapting to climate change in conservation from an ecological, policy and economic perspective, and will also showcase successful conservation partnerships across Europe. Following up on the discussions of the previous BfN/ENCA conference on biodiversity and climate change, held in Bonn in 2011, the conference in 2013 will go a step further and explore how adaptation can be put into practice.

More information on the conference programme here...

Networking opportunities and social events will include an evening reception and a conference dinner.


Call for Abstract for posters 

We welcome the submission of abstracts for some additional posters! 

Further details on session aims and content as well as on abstract submission are available here...

Interactive Sessions

Further informations for Interactive Sessions will be here..



The conference is organised by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) with the support of the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB) / Freie Universität Berlin and in collaboration with the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA).


Please help us promote this important meeting by downloading and distributing the meeting poster:

Conference Poster A4 (Forest 43MB)
Conference Poster A4 (Glacier 36MB)
Conference Poster A4 (Swamp 38MB)
Conference Poster A3 (Forest 86,5MB)
Conference Poster A3 (Glacier 65MB)
Conference Poster A3 (Swamp 74MB)

International Fachveranstaltungen
25.06.2013 - 27.06.2013