CONFERENCE – Perspectives on Science & Biodiversity, McGill (Canada)

20/20 Talks on Biodiversity: Perspectives on Science & Biodiversity Event
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
7pm to 10pm
McGill Redpath Museum: Auditorium,
859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest,
Montreal, QC, 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.

7:00 Opening Remarks by Andrew Gonzalez (SCBD/McGill University)
7:10 Stanley T. Asah (College of the Environment, University of Washington)
7:30 Paul Leadley (Laboratoire d’Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, University of Paris at Orsay)
7:50 Jake Rice (Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada)
8:10 Piro Genovesi (IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group)
8:30 Nick Davidson (Ramsar Convention on Wetlands)
8:50 Ben ten Brink (Netherlands Department of Nature, Landscape and Biodiversity)
9:10 Roberto Cavalcanti (Secretary of Biodiversity and Forests, Ministry of Environment, Brazil)
9:30 Panel Discussion, Q&A
9:50 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