Expert group 3: Natural Resources and their Sustainable Use

The focus of this expert group is on the management of natural resources and their sustainable use in large river basins with special emphasis on sustainable water use, land cover change, and biodiversity conservation (focusing on fish stocks) in the Volga basin. The expert group will explore major problems in natural resources management and the coordination of policies, tools and activities among diverse stakeholder groups. Its major foci will be on the following cross-cutting problems:

  • How to improve the coordination of the activities of those organisations responsible for the sustainable use of natural resources and what tools can be used for this purpose;

  • How to effectively incorporate the sustainable use of natural resources into integrated river basin management;

  • Why many of the existing strategies and programmes in the sustainable use of natural resources in large river basins are not always effective in practice

  • How to build stable and regular partnerships between diverse stakeholder groups in the sustainable use of natural resources and how to increase their participation in environmental decision-making
     

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