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Programme overview

Wednesday 3/6/2015

09:30 -11:00  
Scene setter: Reconnecting with nature and biodiversity: thinkers and doers

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00
1.1 The future of nature
1.2 Investing in nature
1.3 Nature protects

Lunch break

13.15 - 14.15
Launch of the 2018 European Green Capital Award and the 2016 European Green Leaf

14:30 - 16:00 
Opening Session:  Nature - our health, our wealth

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00
2.1 Nature in our seas
2.2 Jobs and growth through green infrastructure
2.3 Forests for society

Evening events

18:15 - 19:15
Workshop: Launch of European Red List for Birds and Marine Fish, with IUCN and BirdLife
Workshop: From the Iron Curtain to the European Green Belt

18:00-20:30
Welcome reception


Thursday 4/6/2015

09:30 - 11:00
3.1 Business Round Table
3.2 Farming for diversity
3.3 Nature & health

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00
4.1 Is EU nature legislation fit for purpose?
4.2 The support of the Common Agricultural Policy for nature-based tourism
4.3 Linking cultural and natural capital

Lunch

13:15 - 14:15
Workshop: Mid-Term Review of the Biodiversity Strategy

14:30 16:00
5.1 Invasive Alien Species: the way forward!
5.2 Innovating cities with nature
5.3 Natura 2000 as a source of regional identity and values

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00
6.1 Healthy soils for wealthy Europe
6.2 Reconciling nature and economic activities
6.3 Communicating nature & biodiversity: from awareness-raising to citizen engagement

Evening events

18:15 - 19:30
Youth Forum – Nature speaks to youth and youths speak about nature

18:30 - 20:30
Best LIFE projects awards

Followed by a cocktail


Friday 5/6/2015

09:30 -  11:00
7.1 The trade and biodiversity interface
7.2 Healthy ecosystems as drivers for sustainable growth
7.3 Engaging and rewarding private landowners: can we find new ways?

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00
8.1 Averting global biodiversity loss
8.2 Biodiversity and climate change
8.3 The WEB and IT for nature

Lunch

13:15 - 14:15
Workshop: Biodiversity in Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries & Territories

14:30 - 16:00
Closing Session :  Where do we go from here?

16:00-18:00
Cocktail reception