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Swamp diplomacy: An environmental history of European wetlands (EUI Climate Workshop #4)

Dates:
  • Thu 16 Jan 2020 17.00 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2020-01-16 17:00 2020-01-16 18:30 Europe/Paris Swamp diplomacy: An environmental history of European wetlands (EUI Climate Workshop #4)

In the late 1950s, conservation activists and scientists from all over Europe began to share information about the destruction of water bound habitats due to grand scale planning schemes and pollution. The catchall term 'wetlands' signified their claim to include any type of humid environment in a future conservation scheme and to overcome the negative image of 'wastelands'. This all-embracing concept was to play a pivotal role in implementing the Ramsar Convention in 1971, which became the first international legal framework for protecting a habitat type.

Sala del Torrino DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Torrino

In the late 1950s, conservation activists and scientists from all over Europe began to share information about the destruction of water bound habitats due to grand scale planning schemes and pollution. The catchall term 'wetlands' signified their claim to include any type of humid environment in a future conservation scheme and to overcome the negative image of 'wastelands'. This all-embracing concept was to play a pivotal role in implementing the Ramsar Convention in 1971, which became the first international legal framework for protecting a habitat type.


Location:
Sala del Torrino

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Organiser:
Corinna Unger (EUI - HEC)

Speaker:
Anna-Katharina Wöbse (University of Gießen)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

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