The symposium Thriving with Nature on Islands: Leveraging Their Multifaceted and Interconnected Characteristics was held on 22 May 2014 at UNU, marking the UN International Day for Biological Diversity. The event was one of many commemorative ceremonies held all over the world on this day to increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues. Co-organized by the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre, the symposium focused on this year’s international theme, Island Biodiversity.
Over 100 participants from governments, academic institutions, non-governmental and private sector organizations participated in the symposium, which included a keynote lecture, case reports, and a panel discussion exploring the importance of, and approaches to, preserving island diversity.
For a full overview of the event, visit the UNU-IAS website.