With this event, IUCN aims to highlight opportunities for investing in the restoration of ecosystems and developing new partnerships for action in Europe. The session will showcase the multiple benefits of nature-based solutions and demonstrate how ecosystems provide the foundation for a sustainable economy and human well-being.
Healthy ecosystems are the foundation of a sustainable economy and the well-being of society and business. Ecosystem restoration presents great untapped potential for Europe's future development and better understanding is needed of how people and economies depend on nature.
Join a diverse audience, including representatives from EU institutions, NGOs and investors, national and sub-national governments, the scientific community and the business sector, taking part in this exchange on how nature-based solutions can make the countryside thrive.
Marta Subirà Roca, Secretary for Environment and Sustainability, Ministry of Territory and Sustainability of Catalunia
Willem Ferwerda, CEO at Commonland
Ilko Bosman, Enterprise Director at Rewilding Europe
Jonathon Hughes, CEO at the Scottish Wildlife Trust
and with concluding reflections by Eva Mayerhofer, Lead Environment and Biodiversity Specialist Environment, Climate and Social Office, European Investment Bank.
WATCH THE LIVESTREAM OF THE EVENT THROUGH THIS LINK: http://www.biodiversity.be/3105
The invitation and full programme can be viewed here.