Committee for the Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Biological and Landscape Diversity (CO-DBP)

Comité pour les activités du Conseil de l'Europe dans le domaine de la diversité biologique et paysagère

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1986, Strasbourg (France), within the framework of Council of Europe (CE), as an advisory committee of Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Original title: Steering Committee for the Conservation and Management of the Environment and Natural Habitats -- Comité directeur pour la protection et la gestion de l'environnement et du milieu naturel (CDPE). Present name adopted 1996. Ceased to exist prior to 2008.


Coordinate, if appropriate, the position of the member states of the Council of Europe as to implementation of the Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy.

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Makes proposals to the Committee of Ministers concerning: elements of the work programme of the Council of Europe which would represent its contribution to the Pan-European Strategy; other activities in the field of biological and landscape diversity which the Council of Europe might undertake, in particular as with respect to the award and renewal of 'European Diploma of Protected Areas' and seminars of managers of Diploma-holding areas. The Diploma, instituted 6 Mar 1965, under Resolution (65) 6 of the Council of Ministers, most recently amended 18 Sep 1998, Resolution (98) 29, is awarded for adequately protected natural and semi-natural areas of international value, and particularly of European interest from the point of view of protection of national heritage, by virtue of their scientific, cultural, aesthetic and/or recreational quality. It is awarded for 5-years, renewable for successive 5-year periods. There are currently 66 areas in 24 states which have received the Diploma. 'Group of Specialists - European Diploma -- Groupe de spécialistes - Diplôme européen' assesses areas on proposal by CO-DBP. It is responsible, together with Comité directeur du patrimoine culturel et du paysage (CDPATEP), for the coordination of work under the European Landscape Convention.


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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Biology
  • Ekistics
    • Ekistics
  • Harmony
    • Diversity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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22. Aug 2008
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