Presentation
29 - 30 MAY 2014
U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ECOSYSTEMS, ECONOMY AND SOCIETY:
HOW LARGE-SCALE RESTORATION CAN STIMULATE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Share international experiences on successful ecosystems restoration initiatives and promote evolutive quality scientific research and field experiments in order to provide sound factual knowledge.
  • Analyse the conditions for the projects to be scaled up and replicated elsewhere.
  • Help the comprehension of adapted regulatory frameworks to facilitate the implementation of such landscape-scale projects.
  • Foster in-depth dialogue and promoting the exchange of ideas among restoration practitioners, policy makers, scientific experts, funding agencies, public and private operators, multilateral institutions, NGOs and local communities’ representatives.
  • Highlight the potential of large-scale restoration projects in terms of ecosystems preservation, climate mitigation or adaptation and development.
  • Contribute to informing policy makers on the conditions to develop successful experiences in order to assist decision-making.
  • Support the implementation of the CBD Aichi targets, the Bonn Challenge and the framing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Organizers

The Conference has been proposed by

Veolia Institute

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Veolia Institute, environmental think tank dedicated to promoting foresight reflection on interactions between society and the environment

US Water Science and Technology Board

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Agence Française De Développement

AgenceFrancaiseDeveloppementThe financial institution and main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories

International Union for Conservation of Nature

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ORGANIZERS

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ASSOCIATED PARTNERS

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