Date(s) - 06/11/2017
18:30 - 20:30
Healthy ecosystems are the foundation of a sustainable economy and the well-being of society and business. This event aims to highlight opportunities for innovating with nature, using cost-effective and flexible solutions and for developing new partnerships for action in Europe.
Join a diverse audience, including representatives from EU institutions, governments, NGOs, civil society, the scientific community and the business sector, taking part in this exchange on how nature-based solutions can make Europe a safe, diverse, resilient and healthy place that thrives.
18.30 – 18.40 Welcome word by Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament and Luc Bas, Director IUCN European Regional Office
18:40 – 18:55 Highlights “Conference Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use” by Deputy Director General Ado Lõhmus of the Estonian Ministry of the Environment
18:55 – 19:05 Keynote speech by Tom Bosschaert, Director Except Integrated Sustainability
19:05 – 19:30 Dialogue speakers, audience and Members of European Parliament – the opportunities of Nature-based Solutions for society and economy (part I)
19:30 – 19:40 Keynote speech by Leen Gorissen, Innovation Biologist, Transition Expert & Founder of Studio Transitio
19:40 – 19:50 Keynote speech by Peter White, Chief Operating Officer, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
19.50 – 20.20 Dialogue speakers, audience and Members of European Parliament – the opportunities of Nature-based Solutions for society and economy (part II)
20.20 – 20:30 Concluding remarks by representative of the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Patrick Child, Deputy Director General (TBC)
Moderation: Chantal van Ham, EU Programme Manager Nature Based Solutions IUCN European Regional Office From 20:30 -21:30 Networking Drink
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