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Here you find related events of InnoforESt and its partners

European Business and Nature Summit
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Over the last months, the Platform and its partners started to organise the European Business and Nature Summit which will take place on 7-8 November in Madrid and contribute to enhancing the engagement of governments, businesses and financial institutions in the EU and beyond on biodiversity and natural capital. On 26-27 March, the first foundations for biodiversity measurement approaches were laid down at a Technical Workshop co-hosted by the EU B@B Platform and UNEP-WCMC as a part of the Aligning Biodiversity Measures for Business Initiative. In the coming weeks, you’ll have a chance to provide your ideas on innovative ways to integrate biodiversity into business operations as part of our consultative call linked to Horizon Europe (2021-27).

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
May 23 – May 24 all-day

The conference will start with a high-level political session in the afternoon of 23 May in the Solvay Library in Brussels. Commisioner Karmenau Vella will be joined by other prominent speakers to take stock of progress towards the EU nature and biodiversity objectives and launch the public consultation for the final evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy. The second day, 24 May, we plan a series of technical discussions with stakeholders on the evaluation of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020, and on potential EU contributions to the post-2020 global diversity framework. This event will take place in the building of the Committee of the regions.

Our Forest Our Future: Sustainable forest management to address societal challenges
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

The European Commission is organising a conference to analyse and discuss opportunities and challenges for enhancing the contribution of the forest sector to the main EU priorities.

High-level speakers will include Phil Hogan, Commissioner for agriculture and rural development, Arias Cañete, Commissioner for climate action and energy, Ioan Deneş, Romanian Minister for water and forests, and high representatives of the private sector, academia, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.

H2020-SC2-2017 Coordinators’ Day
Jun 15 @ 8:30 – 17:30

15 June 2018 (08h30 – 17h30), in Covent Garden building (Auditorium, 25th floor), Place Rogier, 16, 1049 Brussels. The event is addressed to the coordinators of H2020 Societal Challenge 2 projects of 2017 calls. It will feature presentations on how to best implement projects with a tailor made view for SC2 related projects, offer you the opportunity to pose questions to our speakers and meet your project officer.

ESMERALDA Final Project Conference
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day

A success story of science support to policy, 11-13 June 2018, DG Environment | Avenue de Beaulieu 5 | 160 Brussels. The ESMERALDA Project demonstrates how its ESMERALDA MAES Explorer and Flexible Mapping and Assessment Methodology supports decision makers from policy, business and society to integrate ecosystem services in their day-to- day work and to proceed with the requirements of the EU Biodiversity Strategy’s Target 2 Action 5 and the MAES initiative

Kick-off meeting InnoForESt
Nov 27 all-day

Forty-five experts from the forestry sector representing 17 institutions

Around 45 experts from the forestry sector representing 17 institutions gathered for the first time in Berlin to welcome the InnoForESt, a H2020 Innovation Action project. The partners introduced their contributions and discussed their engagement and future strategies during the two days’ seminar.

InnoForESt Kick-off meeting