Session 1.1 - Contribution of EU nature policy to creating green jobs
The EU nature policy aims to safeguard Europe's reach biodiversity and natural heritage, whilst also creating employment and sustainable socio-economic development. The session will present a new scoping study on Natura 2000 and jobs, as well as other recent activities in the EU, highlighting the role of Natura 2000 and the protection of biodiversity in creating employment, related either directly to conservation and restoration measures and sustainable production activities or to the indirect use of natural capital in a range of sectors such as tourism, recreation, health, and education.
- Nathalie Tessier, Head of Office for Training, Employment & Social Transitions, French Ministry of Employment, Energy & Oceans
- Patrick Ten Brink, Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
- Prof. Dr. Panayotis Dimopoulos, Professor in Botany and Ecology, University of Patras, and Chair of the Hellenic Botanical Society
- Ignace Schops, Director Regional Landscape of Kempen and Maasland and President of the Europarc Federation