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BESAFE-BIOMOT Conference: Motivations and arguments to act for biodiversity
13.01.2015

The joint BESAFE-BIOMOT Conference "Motivations and arguments to act for biodiversity: Alternative ways to inspire innovative policy making" will take place on 10–11 June 2015 in Brussels at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs.

Biodiversity in Europe continues to decline. Decades of policy making, business involvement and citizen action have not yet been able to turn that general tide. Great efforts have been made recently to clarify the economic importance of nature to society, for instance through the valuation of ecosystem services. This approach creates a new awareness, but also new risks, and has apparently not done much yet to energize society towards real change. What are arguments for biodiversity that really appeal? What moves people into committed action for nature?

What could really work to motivate society to take action for nature?

Based on four years of large-scale research by two European projects, BESAFE and its sister ptoject BIOMOT, this conference aims to break new ground. It will involve a wide audience in high-level keynotes, science-policy interface sessions, stakeholder meetings and panels discussing specific themes.

Conference Key-notes and Forum participants:

Miko, Ladislav, DG Health and Consumers, EU (to be confirmed)
Pahl Wostl, Claudia , Universität Osnabrück, Germany
Pregernig, Michael, University of Freiburg, Germany
Reed, Mark, The Birmingham School of the Built Environment, UK
Rossetti di Valdalbero, Domenico, DG Research and Innovation, EU
Schops, Ignace, director of Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland, director of EUROPARC Sharman, Martin, former EU Policy Officer responsible for biodiversity and ecosystems services

More information is available on the dedicated conference website: http://biogov.uclouvain.be/Besafe-Biomot-Conference-June2015/

The call for papers is now also open: http://biogov.uclouvain.be/Besafe-Biomot-Conference-June2015/call-papers.html

More information is also availabe in teh attached conference flyer.

See Attached files here:
PDF 201.17KB BESAFE-BIOMOT Conference Flyer
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