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Watch GREEN WEEK launch from Lisbon Portugal

Watch GREEN WEEK launch from Lisbon Portugal

Internationally renowned scientists and policy makers will join in a full-day conference to discuss ongoing and future biodiversity trajectories and to highlight its contribution to society and the economy. They will also look at the role this can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth. The conference will also examine how EU policies such as the European Green Deal can help protect and restore nature. The opening of this year’s EU Green Week will also act as a milestone on the path to the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) on the Convention on Biological Diversity, now planned for 2021, where world leaders will adopt a 10-year action plan for biodiversity – a new global deal for people and nature.


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The opening of the EU Green Week 2020 will take place in Lisbon - European Green Capital 2020 - on the 19th of October 2020.

 

Lisbon

 

The official opening of the EU Green Week 2020 - Programme

19th October 2020 | Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

09:30 OFFICIAL OPENING
 
09:30Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon
09:40Carlos Moedas, Trustee of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
09:50Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
10:00Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
10:10João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister for the Environment and Climate Action of Portugal
 
10:30 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY –THE 2030 AGENDA
 
10:30Biodiversity adaptation under climate change, Miguel B. Araújo, MNCN-CSIC & Univ. Évora
10:45Protecting the web of Life: the case of pollinating services, Rúben Heleno, Univ. Coimbra
11:00Break
11:30Bringing biodiversity back into cities, Paulo Farinha Marques, Botanical Garden of Porto
11:45Biodiversity and the new blue economy, Emanuel Gonçalves, Oceano AzulFoundation
12:00Biodiversity and the new green economy, Helena Freitas, University of Coimbra
12:15Round table discussion with Miguel Araújo, Rúben Heleno, Paulo Farinha Marques, Emanuel Gonçalves, and Helena Freitas – Chair: Cristina Máguas, Univ. Lisbon
 
13:00 LUNCH BREAK (DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTONS, NO CATERING AVAILABLE ON THE PREMISES)
 
14:30 SOLUTIONS FOR A BIODIVERSE AND EQUITABLE WORLD
 
14:30Rewilding nature, Henrique Miguel Pereira, iDIV & CIBIO
14:45Reducing deforestation and forest degradation, Mario Boccucci, UN-REDD Programme, UNEP
15:00Towards biodiversity-friendly food production systems, Francisco Moreira, Univ. Lisbon & CIBIO
15:15Planetary condominium: a legal approach for managing earth, Paulo Magalhães, CIJE - Centre for Legal and Economic Research & Univ. Porto
16:00Break
16:30Round table discussion with Henrique Miguel Pereira, Mario Boccucci, Francisco Moreira, Paulo Magalhães – Chair: Rosário Oliveira, Univ. Lisbon
 
17:30 CLOSING REMARKS
 
17:30Humberto D. Rosa, DG Environment European Commission
17:40Susan Gardner, UNEP Director of Ecosystems Division
17:50Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Environment Program
18:00José Sá Fernandes, Deputy Mayor for the Environment of the Lisbon City Council