Proceedings of the Workshop on "Invasive Alien Species"

15-01-2014

This report summarises the presentations and discussions during the Workshop on Invasive Alien Species, held on 17 December 2013. The aim of the workshop was to allow an exchange of views on the new proposal for a regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species between MEPs, the European Commission, stakeholders, NGOs, public administration and academia. There is general agreement that the new proposal is timely and a major step forward in dealing with the negative consequences invasive alien species have for the environment, ecosystem services, public health and the economy in Europe. Different views exist on how to best achieve the aims of the proposed regulation.

This report summarises the presentations and discussions during the Workshop on Invasive Alien Species, held on 17 December 2013. The aim of the workshop was to allow an exchange of views on the new proposal for a regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species between MEPs, the European Commission, stakeholders, NGOs, public administration and academia. There is general agreement that the new proposal is timely and a major step forward in dealing with the negative consequences invasive alien species have for the environment, ecosystem services, public health and the economy in Europe. Different views exist on how to best achieve the aims of the proposed regulation.

External author

Wolfgang Rabitsch, Stefan Schindler, Franz Essl and Brigitte Read (Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien, Austria)