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Saving Biodiversity Through Transformative Change

This forum brings together a leading scientist, prominent environmental lawyers, representatives from the South Australian Government and an Indigenous representative to discuss how to address the overarching questions: “What does transformative change look like?” and “How do we implement it?”

When: Tuesday, August 13 2019. 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Where: Adelaide Botanic High School
1 Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saving-biodiversity-through-transformative-change-tickets-64276598035
Other: Wheelchair access

In May 2019, the Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services highlighted the critical importance of biodiversity to human well-being. The report, so far the world’s largest biodiversity assessment, also concluded, however, that biodiversity is facing unprecedented threat from human activities with a million species facing extinction if we do not fundamentally change our relationship with the natural world.

This public forum focuses on the transformative change called for by the IPBES report. The forum brings together a leading scientist, prominent environmental lawyers (including one of the authors of the IPBES Global Assessment), representatives from the South Australian Government and an Indigenous representative to discuss how to address the overarching questions: “What does transformative change look like?” and “How do we implement it?” Discussions will encompass scientific and commercial interests, environmental concerns, ethics and equity, and considerations relating to international biodiversity law and policy in order to address the cross-cutting issue of unprecedented global scale biodiversity loss.

Each presentation will be 20 minutes long. A 20 minutes Q&A session from the audience will be followed after presentations.

Presenters include:

  • Dr Jessica Melbourne-Thomas (CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere)
  • Prof Benjamin Richardson (Professor of Environmental Law, University of Tasmania)
  • Dr Michelle Lim (IPBES Fellow, University of Adelaide)
  • Prof Irene Watson (Prof Vice Chancellor Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, University of South Australia)
  • Dr Daniel Rogers (SA Department of Environment and Water)
Contact details:

Nengye Liu
University of Adelaide
Email: nengye.liu@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: 08 8313 4448

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