Conference to summarize the International Year of Biodiversity, Brussels, 9 December

iyb-logo-enBiodiversity Conservation, population growth and food production; a key challenge for the next decades

Thursday 9 December 2010 16.30-19.00

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Draft programme

Opening words Janos Tisovszky, Deputy Director, UNRIC

The International Year of Biodiversity – accomplishments, challenges and outcomes from Nagoya
Andras Krolopp, European Policy Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Film screening

Population growth, food production and land use
Prof. Patrick Van Damme, head of Laboratory of Tropical and Subtropical Agronomy and Ethnobotany and Chair of the Centre for Sustainable Development of Ghent University.

How can we produce enough food without destroying our planet?
Antje Koelling, Policy Coordinator, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

Discussion moderated by Janos Tisovszky

Venue: The Polak Room, Ground floor
Residence Palace,155 Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155
Brussels 1040, Metro station: Schuman

Kindly register with [email protected] no later than Wednesday 8 December.

The conference language is English

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