Official Opening event in Lisbon, Portugal

The opening of the EU Green Week 2020 will take place in Lisbon - European Green Capital 2020 - on the 19th of October 2020.

 

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Internationally renowned scientists and policy makers will join in a full-day conference to discuss ongoing and future biodiversity trajectories and to highlight its contribution to society and the economy. They will also look at the role this can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth. The conference will also examine how EU policies such as the European Green Deal can help protect and restore nature.

The opening of this year’s EU Green Week will also act as a milestone on the path to the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) on the Convention on Biological Diversity, now planned for 2021, where world leaders will adopt a 10-year action plan for biodiversity – a new global deal for people and nature.

 

Recordings

EU Green Week 2020 Opening Conference – Part 1/4 – Opening Session
https://vimeo.com/471786246
 
EU Green Week 2020 Opening Conference – Part 2/4 – Global Biodiversity: the 2030 agenda
https://vimeo.com/471790656
 
EU Green Week 2020 Opening Conference – Part 3/4 – Solutions for a Biodiverse and Equitable World
https://vimeo.com/471792890
 
EU Green Week 2020 Opening Conference – Part 4/4 – Closing remarks
https://vimeo.com/471794447

 

The official opening of the EU Green Week 2020 - Programme

19th October 2020 | Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

09:30 OFFICIAL OPENING
 
09:30 Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon
09:40 Carlos Moedas, Trustee of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
09:50 Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
10:00 Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
10:10 João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister for the Environment and Climate Action of Portugal
 
10:30 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY –THE 2030 AGENDA
 
10:30 Biodiversity adaptation under climate change, Miguel B. Araújo, MNCN-CSIC & Univ. Évora
10:45 Protecting the web of Life: the case of pollinating services, Rúben Heleno, Univ. Coimbra
11:00 Break
11:30 Bringing biodiversity back into cities, Paulo Farinha Marques, Botanical Garden of Porto
11:45 Biodiversity and the new blue economy, Emanuel Gonçalves, Oceano AzulFoundation
12:00 Biodiversity and the new green economy, Helena Freitas, University of Coimbra
12:15 Round table discussion with Miguel Araújo, Rúben Heleno, Paulo Farinha Marques, Emanuel Gonçalves, and Helena Freitas – Chair: Cristina Máguas, Univ. Lisbon
 
13:00 LUNCH BREAK (DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTONS, NO CATERING AVAILABLE ON THE PREMISES)
 
14:30 SOLUTIONS FOR A BIODIVERSE AND EQUITABLE WORLD
 
14:30 Rewilding nature, Henrique Miguel Pereira, iDIV & CIBIO
14:45 Reducing deforestation and forest degradation, Mario Boccucci, UN-REDD Programme, UNEP
15:00 Towards biodiversity-friendly food production systems, Francisco Moreira, Univ. Lisbon & CIBIO
15:15 Planetary condominium: a legal approach for managing earth, Paulo Magalhães, CIJE - Centre for Legal and Economic Research & Univ. Porto
16:00 Break
16:30 Round table discussion with Henrique Miguel Pereira, Mario Boccucci, Francisco Moreira, Paulo Magalhães – Chair: Rosário Oliveira, Univ. Lisbon
 
17:30 CLOSING REMARKS
 
17:30 Humberto D. Rosa, DG Environment European Commission
17:40 Susan Gardner, UNEP Director of Ecosystems Division
17:50 Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Environment Program
18:00 José Sá Fernandes, Deputy Mayor for the Environment of the Lisbon City Council
 

 

Click here to download the programme

 

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Photo credits : Lisbon Municipality

Our principal priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our speakers, moderators, exhibitors and participants, and so we have been monitoring the situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak constantly. Due to the current situation and restrictions, it has been decided that EU Green Week 2020 will be available exclusively online.

You will have the opportunity to join the EU Green Week in a new immersive virtual experience. Not only will you be able to watch all the sessions live and interact with the speakers, but you will also have the possibility to explore the exhibitions and network with the other attendants just as if you were there !
The virtual event platform will be soon open - all you have to do is to register and you will gain access to the event from your home or office.
If you are interested in attending the virtual event, you can leave your e-mail address here and we will contact you as soon as the registration platform is available.