5th European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change, Riverine and Coastal Wetlands (26-28 September 2023)

26 September 2023 to 28 September 2023

26-28 September 2023, Bonn, Germany

The 5th European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change, jointly held by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA) will take place from September 26th-28th 2023 in Bonn, Germany, in co-operation with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) / German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and adelphi.

The European Conference on Riverine and Coastal Wetlands for Biodiversity and Climate(BioClim Wetlands) aims to strengthen the exchange of experiences and networking among scientists, policy makers and practitioners. The tentative conference programme can be foundhere. A preliminary list of speakers is available online.

With this call for contributions, we invite the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the BioClim Wetlands conference! We are interested in contributions that demonstrate good practice in implementing nature-based solutions addressing climate change in European riverine and coastal wetlands from a scientific, policy and practical perspective.


 Contributions are welcome from practitioners, policy advisers and scientists, and ideally collaborations of these groups demonstrating successful partnerships working towards the protection and restoration of European riverine and coastal wetlands. We further invite cross-sector and cross-border collaborations demonstrating integrative approaches to riverine and coastal wetland governance. We hope to get a broad representation of related issues and solutions from across Europe.

Poster presentations will take place during a specifically designated poster presentation session on the first and second day of the conference giving the presenters an opportunity for discussions.

Oral presentations will be held within the eight interactive sessions (two presentations per session) on day 2 of the conference.


Submission Deadline

 The abstract submission deadline is 02.06.2023

Please note that only a limited number of contributions can be accepted. Please find more information, including the abstract submission guidelines, here.

In addition, we want to highlight that registration for the conference is now possible online.