|Title:||International Year of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management: Science-Policy Interfaces|
|Time:||14:00 - 17:30|
|Convenor:||Conservation International (CI)|
|Co-convenor:||International Union for the Conservation of Nature-Species Programme (IUCN), Global Water System Project (GWSP), City University of New York Environmental Cross-Roads Initiative, DIVERSITAS, Kings College London, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)|
This session will emphasisze ways in which increasing the availability of scientific data and tools can enhance appreciation of ecosystem services, identify threats and tipping points, guide prioritiszation for conservation, and further human welfare and poverty alleviation through better informed policy-making. Using real-world case studies, including those with a heavy emphasis on water quality, presentations will illustrate the intimate relationship between protecting clean freshwater for human use and conserving freshwater biodiversity. We will discuss policy mechanisms that provide incentives for protection of water resources, and are compatible with conservation aims. Discussions will also focus upon the integration of sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems into national, regional and international policies and development, bridging the gap between scientists and policy-makers.
This session is being webcasted. You can access it live or download a recording by joining the 2degrees Water Risk and Strategy Working Group: http://www.2degreesnetwork.com/register/71a80f8f-ea9f-4f0d-ada1-3f1522b4a647/
2degrees helps organizations to solve their sustainability challenges by utilizing the expertise of an online community of 9,000 sustainability professionals. The Water Risk and Strategy Working Group is an information portal for global water management issues and a place to discuss the most pressing water management challenges and exchange best practice examples, tools and advice. Membership is free. To join, visit: http://www.2degreesnetwork.com/register/d19090a9-d94e-4158-9b16-d6bfb0e1b85e/
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