How can we enhance nature to improve our physical environment and prevent biodiversity loss? A very relevant issue, especially this week since the first part of the UN Biodiversity Conference is being held now. During her PBL Academy Lecture, which will be held on 15 November, internationally renowned ecologist Sandra Díaz will elaborate on the need for a transformative, integral approach: from local to global. Sandra Díaz, co-chair of the IPBES Global Assessment and Professor at the National University of Córdoba (Argentinia), will focus on species and ecosystems and also address the essential role that nature plays for people.
Two co-lecturers will then translate her message into a policy perspective and implementation in practice, both in the Netherlands and in Europe. The first co-lecturer will be Johan Osinga, director-general of the Dutch Ministery of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, followed by Jolinda van der Endt, CEO at Bij12, the organisation that supports the Dutch provincies in implementing their policy on biodiversity. This lecture’s broad approach that covers various levels of government means it is highly on-topic with regard to the second part of the Biodiversity Top that will take place in april in Kunming, China.
The PBL Academy Lecture will be held on 15 November 2021, at 14:30 hours and will be streamed online. As PBL’s director-general I will host the session and the discussion with the three experts, in which the listeners are also invited to participate. The lecture and discussion will be in English.
For registration on our English page please go to: www.pbl.nl/en/calendar/pbl-academy-lecture-biodiversity-from-an-integral-perspective. For the Dutch version: www.pbl.nl/agenda/pbl-academielezing-een-integrale-kijk-op-biodiversiteit