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“The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss”

Title: "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss"
Date: July 7-11, 2008
Location: Reunion Island, Indian Ocean

• The conference organized by IUCN and supported by the French Presidency of the EU, urged EU institutions and member states, ORs/OCTs and organizations to: o Strengthen and support involvement of overseas entities in regional cooperation efforts with SIDS and ACP countries, more specifically in initiatives such as GLISPA o Unite in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss and leverage ORs/OCTs experience in international negotiations • GLISPA officially recognized as one of the most effective mechanisms to advance regional and global cooperation
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