The seminar will inform about history, functioning, targets and participation options of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), based on the examples of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Strategies, 2020-targets, work programmes, implementation and products of such MEAs will be discussed.

The seminar will take place on Friday, May 20th and June 25/25th 2016, starting at 09:00 am. At the end of the first day a homework will be given to every participant and the results have to be presented at the second block individually. This homework forms a basis for the grade to be given to each participant. Being present at all three seminar days is mandatory for successful completion of the seminar.