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Rethinking Nature Conservation for the 21st Century

29/05/2017 - 10:30 - 14:00
GEN Event

World Environment Day Roundtable

World Environment Day celebrations in Geneva will kick-off with a roundtable, to find all the information about other activities taking place as part of the World Environment Day 2017 and the European Sustainable Development Week, access the website through this link: http://jme-ge.ch/

The transformation called for in the 2030 Agenda requires a fundamental rethinking of our approaches to sustainable development and the assumptions on which they are based. This is particularly true for biodiversity conservation, a challenge of equal dimension to that of climate change, but one that has not achieved anything like the same traction. 

The World Environment Day Roundtable panel will examine what is needed to design and implement biodiversity conservation approaches for the 21st century. 

Opening Statements by Marc CHARDONNENS, State Secretary for the Environment, Director of the Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland 

Panel discussion with:
Jon HUTTON,
Director, Luc Hoffmann Institute 
Lynda MANSSON, Director General, MAVA
Eva ZABEY, Director, Natural Capital and Ecosystems, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Mark HALLE, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Moderator:
Benjamin SIMMONS, Head, Green Growth Knowledge Platform 

 Reception:
Jan DUSIK, Director, Europe Office, UN Environment
Luc BARTHASSAT, State Councilor, Geneva Canton
Marc CHARDONNENS, State Secretary for the Environment, Director of the Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland

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Location: 

International Environment House II (7-9 ch. de Balexert) 

Contact: 

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