9.00 a.m. | Welcome coffee

9.30 a.m. | Introduction and welcome speech

  • Lutz Ribbe, EESC Member and Director of the Department for Nature Conservation Policy at the environmental foundation EuroNatur

9.45 a.m.  | Session 1 – Mainstreaming Biodiversity in EU Policy: Post 2020 Biodiversity framework

Moderator: Jan Mayrhofer, Policy Officer, Sustainable Development, European Youth Forum

Keynote speech:

  • Jutta Paulus MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, European Parliament

Presentations by:

  • Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director for Natural Capital in DG Environment, European Commission
  • Luc Bas, European Regional Director for IUCN
    ► Mainstreaming Opportunities:  IUCN Green List for Natura2000 and Valuing Natural Capital
  • Erik Gerritsen, Senior Policy Analyst at IEEP
    ► Mainstreaming challenges: biodiversity financing in the EU, biodiversity in the Green Deal, biodiversity and climate action
  • Ariane Lotti, Agricultural entrepreneur, Managing Partner of Tenuta San Carlo  
    ► Biodiversity from the business perspective in agricultural sector and the main mechanisms of integration

Q&A – 20 minutes

11.00 a.m.  | Coffee break

11.35 a.m. | Session 2 – Mainstreaming in practice: opportunities and challenges

Moderator: Maria Nikolopoulou, EESC member and Member of the Trade Union Confederation of Workers' Commissions and President of the Association for the Development of Time Banks

Presentations by:

  • Maxime Seleck, Biodiversity management in quarries – 'Life in Quarries'
    ► Integration of biodiversity in mining industry: habitat analogues
  • Silvia Donato, Project Adviser, 'LIFE and CIP Eco-Innovation' Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), European Commission
  • Claire Baffert, Senior EU Policy Officer (Water), WWF EPO
    Green and blue connectivity and ecosystem restoration for nature and climate

Q&A – 20 minutes

12.45 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Josep Puxeu Rocamora, EESC Member and Director-general of the Soft Drinks Association (ANFABRA), representative of the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB)

1.00 p.m. | End of the event

Participants can speak and listen in EN/FR.


Programme - Mainstream biodiversity - the way to go!