Crisis in Biodiversity: Can nature and people thrive?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Crisis in Biodiversity: Saving what’s left
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20 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
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Gordon DiGiacomo
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Free of charge
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As the dramatic loss of biodiversity continues to ravage the environment and threaten human well-being, it is increasingly clear that the largest barriers to saving nature are political, not scientific or technical.  The challenge to global and national environmental governance is to develop do-able solutions and to activate political support for such action. Among the bold solutions being offered is the allocation of half of the planet's surface to nature.

A two-year process to develop a new global plan for nature launched last fall at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt, and Canada was appointed co-chair of this international effort. As this critical work gets underway, you are invited to join a panel of experts from civil society, Indigenous communities, academia, government, and business to discuss solutions for effectively reversing the biodiversity crisis, and to explore how the university and other segments of society can support this critical dialogue