The Adriatic
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Bosnia and Herzegovina with its Catholic, Orthodox and Islamic
population suffered more than any other part of the former
Yugoslavia from the conflict that tore the state apart. If
'borders are the scars left on the fair face of Europe by
war', Bosnia and Herzegovina has had to endure centuries of
scarring. War and the recovery from war are the themes of
the Symposium as we pass the short coastline of Bosnia and
Herzegovina. It is the place to think about what mankind's
wars do to the environment and about how restoration can bring
divided groups together again.

Third Plenary

On board in Split - Bosnia and Herzegovina. Chaired by: Ms Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Welcome address by diginitary from Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Igman initiative: collaboration of three cities in restoration:
Dubrovnik, Croatia (Ms Ida Gamulin)
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro (Ms Olivera Doklestic)
Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Dr Stanko Buha)
The western Balkans: past, present and future (Mr Carl Bildt)
The role of UNEP in post-conflict assessment (Mr Pasi Rinne)

The environment is all that surrounds us.
Throughout history, human settlements have been just as much
a part of the environment as trees, rivers and the sea but
the beauty of nature is not always mirrored by our built environment.
Seventeen centuries have passed since Diocletian began building
his spectacular palace in Split. Beautiful cities like Dubrovnik,
Herceg-Novi and Trebinje became jewels in the Balkan landscape.
Spectacular natural landscapes like the Krka river near Split
have survived the woodcutter's axe to be conserved as nature
parks appreciated and loved by generations occasionally divided
by fear and hatred. The environment is a healing gift; expressing
care and stewardship is a powerful cohesive force. The long
tradition of leadership in international environmental action
through the Regional Activity Centre for Priority Action Programmes
of UNEP/MAP hosted in Split on behalf of all Mediterranean
countries is a testament to wisdom in the face of conflict.
What does stewardship mean to mankind locally, regionally
and globally?

Fourth plenary

On board in Split - Croatia. Chaired by: Mr Neal Ascherson

Welcome address by Croatian dignitary
Perspectives on stewardship: water stewardship:
Muslim ( HE The Grand Mufti of the Arab Syrian Republic, Sheikh Ahmad Kuftaro & HE Reis-ul-Ulama Mustafa Efendija Ceric)
Christian: the symbol of water in the Biblical patristic and liturgical tradition (HE Cardinal Walter Kasper)
Is "sustainable" sustainable? (HH Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan)
The broader environmental issues in the Adriatic (Mr David Smith)
The Bay of Kastela: historical, cultural and economic causes of environmental deterioration (Mr Ivica Trumbic)