IEEP Conferences and Events
In the coming months IEEP is organising and speaking at a number of meetings and events. To find out more, do not hesitate to contact us.
Roundtable on Nature and its role in the Transition to a Green Economy – ISEE, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 18 June 2012
The International Society for Ecological Economics will hold its 2012 Conference in Rio this June. June 18th will be a day dedicated to the TEEB during which ways for further engaging institutions, knowledge platforms, and individual experts in the practical implementation of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity will be explored. Patrick ten Brink will kick off the roundtable discussions with a presentation on the IEEP-TEEB paper Nature and its role in the Transition to the Green Economy. Attendance for ISEE members.
Contact: Patrick ten Brink
Incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into NBSAPS: A review of current activities and approaches – WGRI-4 Side Event, Montreal (Canada), 9 May 2012
As part of the project Lessons learnt from incorporating the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services into NBSAPs commissioned by Defra and carried out in co-ordination with the Secretariat of the CBD, IEEP, together with UNEP-WCMC, have organised a side-event to the WGRI-4 (Fourth Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 7-11 May 2012, Montreal, Canada). At this side-event, Leonardo Mazza of IEEP will deliver a presentation on Approaches which can support incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into NBSAPs. Registered participant in the WGRI-4 can attend.
Contact: Leonardo Mazza
Rio +20 & the ‘green’ in green economy: socio-economic value of natural capital – insights from and the future role of Europe - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 June 2012
The Nordic Council of Ministers, together with UNEP’s TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) initiative organises a side event during the Rio+20 conference on the role of natural capital in green economy. The event brings together a range of international key experts and policy-makers to discuss and debate the role of natural capital (biodiversity and ecosystem services) in green economy, inspired by concrete examples and lessons learned from Europe. The aim of the event is to explore various roles natural capital can – or should - play in different countries’ approaches to green economy and also discuss how the Nordic and European countries could best support a global transition to green economy. Free attendance - please joins us!
Contact: Marianne Kettunen
Workshop on reforming environmentally harmful subsidies (EHS) for a resource efficient Europe - Brussels (Belgium), 26 June 2012
This event is part of an IEEP-led study for the European Commission on the phasing out of EHS. The interim results of the study will be presented and discussed at the workshop. Participants will share insights and discuss the practical recommendations being developed for Member States on reforming EHS to support the Europe 2020 strategy and the resource efficiency agenda. Attendance is by invitation only. If you are interested in the workshop or the on-going study, please contact Sirini Withana.
Contact: Sirini Withana
Biodiversity proofing of the EU budget - European Commission, Brussels (Belgium), July 2012
This event is part of a study, led by IEEP for DG Environment, that is examining the opportunities for incorporating biodiversity proofing into different funding streams. This conference will present the results of the study to date and generate a discussion about the relative strengths and weaknesses of tools available. It seeks to engage a broad range of people in charge of concrete fund implementation issues, those knowledgeable of proofing approaches and biodiversity approaches as well as those representing relevant sectors that need to accommodate biodiversity proofing.
Contact: Graham Tucker
Limiting biodiversity impacts from biofuels through land use mapping and certification schemes – IUCN Congress, Jeju (Korea), 6-15 September 2012
As part of a study for WWF, IEEP will run this specialist workshop. Experts will share lessons learnt from initiatives that aim to use land use mapping and certification schemes to limit direct and indirect biodiversity and ecosystem service impacts from the production of biofuels, biomass and other agricultural commodities. Attendance is by invitation only.
Contact: Graham Tucker
Management of farmland in Natura 2000 sites – European Commission, Brussels (Belgium), 25 September 2012
This event is part of a study, led by the N2K Group Ltd for DG Environment, that is developing guidelines for management of farmland with Natura sites. The workshop will build on a workshop held in March and review information on the main factors affecting habitats and species in Natura sites and identify their management needs.
Please contact Evelyn Underwood if you are interested in attending.