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Event Book launch of the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - Scientific Analysis and Assessment

Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services : Challenges and Opportunities

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Period 10/10/2013
Event location Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels
Host IUCN
Contact person Danièle Kernoa
daniele.kernoa@iucn.org
+32 2 739 32 99
Geographical coverage Belgium,
Keywords Urbanization, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Cities, Outlook,

Thursday 10 October 2013, 12:30 – 16:00 (with lunch)

To understand how the world’s ecosystems are changing we need to understand cities, and to create better cities we need to understand the ecosystems they depend on. The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook presents the world’s first global assessment of the effects of urbanization on biodiversity and ecosystem services and offers the latest state-of-the-art of urbanization, and identifies crucial knowledge gaps that need to be bridged.

Speakers:
-Dr. Thomas Elmqvist, Professor in Natural Resource Management at Stockholm University and lead author of the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook, Stockholm Resilience Center
-Ms. Charlina Vitcheva, Director Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development and Northern Europe, European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional Policy
-Mr. Ronan Dantec, Mayor of Nantes, European Green Capital 2013 (TBC)
-Mr. Johan van Zoest, Ecologist, Department of Urban Planning, City of Amsterdam
-Mr. Wolfgang Teubner, Director Local Governments for Sustainability – ICLEI European Secretariat (TBC)
And with video messages by Mr. Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment and
-Mr. Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Vice-Chair European Parliament Environment Committee
Moderated by Luc Bas, Director of the IUCN European Union Representative Office, Brussels

For registration: Danièle Kernoa, e-mail: daniele.kernoa@iucn.org
or telephone: +32 2 739 32 99
The book will be available online from the 4th of October at: www.cbobook.org

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