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20/20 Talks on Biodiversity: Perspectives on Science & Biodiversity


15 Oct 2013 19:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, Everyone welcome.

20/20 perspectives on Science & Biodiversity

Science shows that solutions can be found in healthy ecosystems. It unveils innovative technologies such as biosynthetics and biotechnology, informs important concepts such as Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), and provides new perspectives on unresolved issues, such as the ecosystem approach to eradicate Invasive Alien Species (IAS). Newly discovered genetic resources hold the answers to humankind’s
ailments and needs.

19:00 Opening Remarks by Andrew Gonzalez (SCBD/McGill University)

19:10 Stanley T. Asah (College of the Environment, University of Washington)
19:30 Paul Leadley (Laboratoire d’Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, University of Paris at Orsay)
19:50 Jake Rice (Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada)
20:10 Piro Genovesi  (IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group)
20:30 Nick Davidson (Ramsar Convention on Wetlands)
20:50 Ben ten Brink (Netherlands Department of Nature, Landscape and Biodiversity)
21:10 Roberto Cavalcanti (Secretary of Biodiversity and Forests, Ministry of Environment, Brazil)
21:30 Panel Discussion, Q&A
21:50 End of Session

Presented by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with McGill University, Concordia University & Concordia University & HEC Montréal. INFO: Consultant on Business and Biodiversity at the CBD Secretariat

PHOTO:Three polar bears and submarine near the North Pole. Sighted by a lookout from the bridge of the submarine, the bears investigated the boat for almost 2 hours before leaving. This boat collected biodiversity and scientific data and water samples for U.S. and Canadian Universities. From Wikimedia Commons.
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