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2nd IPBES Seminar: '' Prosperity without Nature? ''

Research staff
Debate on the implications of the IPBES report in Catalonia and the impact of biodiversity loss on the economy

The Intergovernmental Scientific and Political Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an independent body promoted in 2012 by various UN agencies and composed of more than 130 governments, published the first report in May the state of global conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in which it warns that one million species, of the eight million estimated to be on the planet, are at risk of extinction as a direct consequence of the human activity and many will be extinguished in the coming decades if no transformative changes favorable to the conservation of nature are adopted.

The loss of global biodiversity jeopardizes the fulfillment of much of the Sustainable Development Goals, including those related to the eradication of poverty or hunger.

Stretching the thread of the IPBES report, in May a first day on biodiversity loss in Catalonia was organized; this second day will focus on the implications of the IPBES report in Catalonia and the impact of biodiversity loss on the economy.

9: 00-9: 15 h Institutional welcome

Mr. Oriol Amat, Vice Dean of the College of Economists of Catalonia

Mr. Ramon Roca, President of the Advisory Council for Sustainable Development of the Government of Catalonia.

Mr. Ferran Miralles. General Director of Environmental and Natural Policy. Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

9:15 - 9:45 p.m. - "The IPBES Report, socio-economic implications of the global assessment of the status of biodiversity and ecosystem services"

Mrs. Victoria Reyes-Garcia. ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB)

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. "The Economic Impact of Biodiversity"

Mr. Santiago Fernández García-Velilla. Bi + De consultant.

10: 30-11: 00 h Coffee break

11: 00-12: 30 h "Possible solutions and spaces of opportunity"

Research Sector | Mr. Francesc Xavier Sans. Director of the Biodiversity Research Institute of the University of Barcelona (IRBIO).

Primary sector | Mr. Antoni Galceran. Environment manager of the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Catalonia and president of the D.O. Siurana

Secondary Sector | Mr. David of the Saints. Director of QHSE, Provital Group.

Tertiary sector | Mrs. Felisa Palace. Responsible for HR and CSR in Tarannà, Travel with meaning.

 12: 30-13: 15 h Debate

 Moderate Mrs. Maria Josep Picó. Environmental journalist, writer and scientific disseminator.

 13: 15-14: 00 h Conclusions

 Mr. Unai Pascual. Professor Ikerbasque at the Basque Center for Climate Change, BC3.


REGISTRATION: http: //www.coleconomistes.cat/Eventos/wf_curso.aspx? IdMenu = d94ff862-99b6-463b-bde4-de56a1789838 & Cod = 13163 & Language = en-ES

Article in the College Technical Magazine: http://fr.zone-secure.net/20363/1105805/#page=1

DATE: 15 january 2020

Schedule: from 9.00 am to 14.00 pm

Place: Auditori del Col·legi d'Economistes de Catalunya (Plaça Gal·la Placídia, 32)


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