Session 2.4

Working with nature and with people, for nature and people – a milestone for a resilient recovery

In partnership with DG RTD

The session will showcase and brainstorm ongoing efforts and initiatives in the follow-up of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 such as the planned European Partnership ‘Rescuing Biodiversity to Safeguard Life on Earth’ and how to increase the deployment of nature-based solutions and urban blue and green infrastructure. The future Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda on Biodiversity will be discussed.

Co-chairs:

Stefan Leiner, Head of Biodiversity Unit, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

Xavier Le Roux, Senior Scientist at the French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment INRAE. Chair and Coordinator of BiodivERsA

Panellists:

Hilde Eggermont, Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform. Vice-Chair of the BiodivERsA Partnership.

Thomas Brooks, Chief Scientist, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Rainer Sodtke, Programme Manager, German Aerospace Centre - Project Management Agency (PT-DLR)    

Moderators:

Josefina Enfedaque, Biodiversity Senior Expert, Climate and Planetary Boundaries Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Karin Zaunberger, Policy Officer, Biodiversity Unit, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

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.