The European Parliament Intergroup on Sustainable Development has changed its name to become the EP Intergroup on Climate Change & Biodiversity.
On February the 11th this intergroup hosted a high-level international conference on the EU Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) at the European Parliament in Brussels. 160 people attended from NGO’s, the European Parliament as well as researchers. The speakers and roundtable participants discussed the biodiversity 2010 target and the BAP review, focusing on defining future targets and the post 2010 vision. Some progress was acknowledged with for example Natura 2000 designations and the Birds Directive, but little progress on fish stocks and invasive species.