WEBINAR: The European Green Deal and Nature-based Solutions

14 December 2020. The European Green Deal and Nature-based Solutions for people, biodiversity, and climate. EU German Presidency Event hosted together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The event’s objectives are to create continued momentum towards NbS for people, biodiversity and climate and to demonstrate the potential of NbS to address our global challenges.

High-Level Panel (14.00 – 15.00 CET)

  • Moderated by Carolina Moeller
  • Svenja Schulze – Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Inger Andersen – UNEP Executive Director
  • Marius Vaščega – Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission
  • Bruno Oberle – IUCN Director General
  • Jytte Guteland – Member of the European Parliament
  • Lord Zac Goldsmith (video-statement) – UK Minister for Pacific and the Environment
  • Sergio Costa (video-statement) – Italian Minister of the Environment
  • João Pedro Matos Fernandes (video-statement) – Portuguese Minister for the Environment and Climate Action

Expert Panel Sessions

NbS for implementing the EU Green Deal (15.00 – 16.00 CET)

  • Moderated by Chantal van Ham
  • Radhika Murti – Director IUCN Global Ecosystems Management Programme
  • Eduardo Carqueijeiro – Future Chair for Biodiversity, Working Party on International Environment Issues and Head of Delegation, Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Philippe Tulkens – Deputy Head of Unit, Healthy Planet, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Florence Jeantet- Managing Director OP2B
  • Gilles Lecuir – Regional Agency for Biodiversity Île-de-France
  • Laura Peters – Youth Representative, Europarc Council

Building momentum for NbS on the global scale (16.00 – 17.00 CET)

Co-moderated by Veronika Hunt Šafránková and Chantal Marijnissen

  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (tbc) – Coordinator of the Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad
  • Bernadette Fischler Hooper – Head of International Advocacy, World Wildlife Fund UK
  • Roselyn Fosuah Adjei – Director of the Climate Change Directorate and the Forestry Commission of Ghana
  • Mette Wilkie – Director for Forestry, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Akanksha Khatri – Head Nature Action Agenda, World Economic Forum
  • Stephen O’Driscoll – Head of Environment, Climate and Social Office, European Investment Bank

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