10th meeting of the Carpathian Convention Implementation Committee

10th meeting of the Carpathian Convention Implementation Committee

10th meeting of the Carpathian Convention Implementation Committee (CCIC), will place on 11-13 December 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

Issues for discussion

As usually, progress of each Protocol of the Carpathian Convention implementation will be presented during the event. And they will follow the Programme of Work of the Carpathian Convention 2018 – 2020.

Moreover update on the status of signatures and ratification of the Protocols will be given. Beside that audience will have a chance to familiarize themselves with the specific projects, running under umbrella of Carpathian Convention, aiming at its proper implementation.

Centralparks project

One of such projects is INTERREG Centralparks. The project aims to improve integrated environmental management capacities of Carpathian protected areas for the protection and sustainable use of natural heritage and resources.

Reporting system and Climate Change

Following the recommendation by the 9th CCIC, the Secretariat has prepared a note on reporting system, including a reporting template for discussion at the next CCIC meeting.

Furthermore, as a result of the discussions held during the last meeting of the Working Group on Climate Change (October 2019, Budapest), the Presidency with support of the Secretariat prepared a discussion paper on strengthening mandate of the WG Climate Change.

All relevant documents can be found on the website of the Carpathian Convention: here.

Sustainable tourism

Presentation of the Interim Report on the Carpathian Sustainable Tourism Platform by the CSTP Coordinator will be take place. As a next steps it is recomended that:

  • Parties shall actively participate in implementation of the Tourism Protocol and the Strategy for the Sustainable Tourism Development of the Carpathians;
  • The Secretariat shall elaborate collaborative agreements with the centers of the Carpathian Sustainable Tourism Platform (CSTP);
  • WG Tourism, the CSTP and its centers shall contribute to the Carpathian wide report on the implementation of the Carpathian Convention and its Protocols;
  • CSTP and its centers shall further elaborate on the development of the common Carpathian brand;
  • WG Tourism shall consider the Set of Indicators for measuring the positive and negative effects of tourism in the Carpathians.

We also hope, that the updated information regarding huge recreational complex “Svydovets” building in the Ukraine will be presented. This complex building impacts also other Carpathian countries, therefore it is important to discuss it on such kind of meeting.

Since 2014 European Wilderness Society is actively contributing to further implementation of the sustainable tourism Strategy in the Carpathians and is still ready to support Sustainable Tourism Centers in their Working Progreammes.

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