Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/1009/9.1 12 October 20071
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1009 Meeting, 24 October 2007
9 Sustainable development


9.1 Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas (PE-S-DE)

a. Abridged report of the 11th meeting (Strasbourg, 8-9 February 2007)

b. Draft resolutions on the renewal and non-renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas

Reference documents
CM(2007)115

Item prepared by the GR-C

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Action: for adoption without debate following the recommendation of the GR-C

To adopt the following draft decisions.

1. At its meeting of 9 October 2007, the GR-C considered the abridged report of the meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas (PE-S-DE) (document CM(2007)115). In this context, it agreed to submit to the Committee of Ministers for adoption the draft resolutions on the award and renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas (Appendices 3 to 13 of CM(2007)115).

2. The Group agreed to resume consideration at a forthcoming meeting of the following draft texts: the Opinion on the award of the European Diploma of Protected Areas to the Retezat National Park (Romania); the draft resolution on the non-renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas to the Bialowieźa National Park (Poland) and the draft resolution on the non-renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park (Belarus) (respectively Appendices 2, 14 and 15 of CM(2007)115), bearing in mind the request by the states concerned to refer the draft texts back to the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention.

3. Concerning the draft resolution on the revised regulations of the European Diploma of Protected Areas (Appendix 16 of CM(2007)115) which provides that the management of the European Diploma activities be entrusted to the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention, the GR-C considered it necessary to consult the latter committee on this proposal at its plenary meeting, from 26 to 29 November 2007. The GR-C would resume consideration of this issue at its forthcoming meeting, in order to prepare the relevant draft decisions.

4. In view of the above, the Deputies are invited to adopt the draft decisions below.

Financing assured: YES

DRAFT DECISIONS

1009th meeting – 24 October 2007

Item 9.1

Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas (PE-S-DE)

a. Abridged report of the 11th meeting (Strasbourg, 8-9 February 2007)

b. Draft resolutions on the renewal and non-renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
(CM(2007)115)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. adopted Resolutions CM/ResDip(2007)… to … on the award and renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas, as set out in Appendices … to … of the present volume of Decisions <Appendices 3 to 13 of CM(2007)115>;

2. decided to postpone consideration of the other texts prepared by the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas (PE-S-DE) as set out in the abridged report (document CM(2007)115) to one of their forthcoming meetings.

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue; it will be declassified in accordance with Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.


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