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Event Making money through landscape restoration: How nature-based solutions can make the countryside thrive

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.

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Period 31/05/2016
Event location Belgian Science Policy Office Avenue Louise 231, B-1050 Brussels
Host IUCN, Belgian Biodiversity Platform

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.

Tuesday 31 May 2016 / 14:00-17:30

Guest speakers

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

Jonathan 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


Please register by Wednesday 24 May 2016 via this link and indicate your preference for one of the 4 break-out sessions.


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