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Spotlight: Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, an intergovernmental scientific program, launched in 1971 by UNESCO, that aims to establish a scientific basis for the improvement of relationships among people and their environments.

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  • Will the programme’s name be changed to be more gender inclusive?

2021

June 21 Webinar
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme

Morning Session (9:00-12:00 GMT+2) – Science for people and Nature Talks and Panel
Webinar celebrating the contribution of research to the evolution of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme featuring presentations on current research in the field of sustainability science in Biosphere Reserves. Speakers include Prof. Emm. Martin Price from MAB UK, Dr. Lisen Schultz from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Meriem Bouamrane from UNESCO Paris.

Afternoon Session (13:00 – 15:30 GMT+2)  – The future of Science in Biosphere Reserves
Participatory horizon scan workshop for the community o researchers working in Biosphere Reserves to collectively identify research priorities and  futures for the scientific community connected to Biosphere Reserves.

Please Register Here – https://forms.office.com/r/XMBiny7PwM

2021 is the 50th Anniversary of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme.
https://en.unesco.org/mab/50years/participate

Background
The MAB programme is an intergovernmental scientific programme that aims to establish a scientific basis for enhancing the relationship between people and their environments. It combines the natural and social sciences with a view to improving human livelihoods and safeguarding natural and managed ecosystems, thus promoting innovative approaches to economic development that are socially and culturally appropriate and environmentally sustainable. The World Network of Biosphere Reserves currently counts 701 sites in 124 countries all over the world, including 21 transboundary sites.

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