Forum – 2020

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World Biodiversity Forum

23 – 29 February 2020, Davos, Switzerland

The Forum is organised by the international research network bioDISCOVERY, and the University of Zurich Research Priority Programme Global Change and Biodiversity.

The World Biodiversity Forum will bring together leading researchers, early career researchers, practitioners, representatives from different sectors, decision-makers and societal actors to have a conversation on the kind of future we want (and/or do not want) for biodiversity.

The Forum will provide a platform for exchange, covering a wide range of perspectives, and capturing a diversity of visions to conserve biodiversity.

The Forum supports the “New Deal for Nature” to be forged by the Convention on Biological Diversity at the end of 2020. It is ligned with Sustainable Development Goals and achievement of which will require the involvement of all sectors/societal actors, societal consensus and collective search for solutions to conserve biodiversity.

The main themes:

  • Changing Biodiversity
  • Values and Concepts
  • Future of Biodiversity
  • Making an Impact

Details of the forum sessions can be viewed on the website >>

The Scientific Organisation Committee of the World Biodiversity Forum:

Michael Schaepman, Cornelia Krug, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Lynne Shannon, Anna Deplazes-Zemp, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Maria Joao Santos, Owen Petchey, Rees Kassen, Craig Starger, Eva Spehn and Debra Zuppinger-Dingley.

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