LAUSANNE DECLARATION “Landscape integration in sectoral policies” - 20th anniversary of European Landscape Convention and 4th International Landscape Day!
The Council of Europe’s European Landscape Convention celebrated its 20th birthday on the 20th October, a day also adopted for the 4th International Landscape Day.
“IFLA EUROPE enthusiastically congratulates the Council of Europe both on the initiative to create the European Landscape Convention 20 years ago and its subsequent impressive success. The Convention, which is effectively a treaty, has been ratified by 40 states, parties to the Convention. The CoE Meeting of the Workshop, planned to take place in Lausanne was unfortunately due to restrictions caused by Covid-19. Thetheme for this workshop ‘The integration of landscape into sectoral policies’, is particularly relevant to landscape architects who play a key role in helping to determine policy at local, regional and national level. The ‘Lausanne Declaration’ which follows will be brought to the attention of the stakeholders of the landscape, as a contribution to the implementation of the United Nations General Assembly’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IFLA EUROPE has actively collaborated with the European Landscape Convention over many years and looks forward to continued future collaboration.”
Hon Member and Member of the CoE Working Group
This is the date of the Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention and the 4th International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe,by the representatives of the States Parties to the European Landscape Convention at the 23rd Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention on “The integration of the landscape into sectoral policies”,Lausanne, Switzerland
The participants urge the Parties to the European Landscape Convention, and other States which so wish:
1. To systematically integrate the landscape dimension into policies which may have a direct or indirect impact on the quality of the landscape, in accordance with the provisions of the Convention;
2.To ensure thus that the policies of spatial and town planning, policies concerning infrastructure, water management, energy, the economy and employment, as well as environmental,agricultural, social, health, cultural and tourism policies, take into consideration the values and functions of the landscape;
3.To consider that integration concerns both the administrative bodies and departments on the same level (horizontal integration) and those belonging to different levels (vertical integration), in accordance with the provisions of the Recommendation No R (2008) 3.The participants express the wish that, on the occasion of the 4th International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe, the Lausanne Declaration on “The integration of landscape in sectoral policies”be brought to the attention of the stakeholders of the landscape, as a contribution to the implementation of the United Nations General Assembly’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Please consult full version of Lausanne Declaration ‘Landscape integration in sectoral policies’ Council of Europe October 2020