First of its kind, the World Biodiversity Forum will bring leading researchers, early career researchers, practitioners, representatives from different sectors, decision-makers and societal actors together 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. It aims to redefine and set the agenda for biodiversity as a focal point over the next 10 years in current themes and topics across sectors. In this, the Forum supports the “New Deal for Nature” to be forged by the Convention on Biological Diversity at the end of 2020. It is aligned 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.
Special rates apply for early career researchers (student, Phd students and postdocs less than 3 years after PhD) as well as participants from low and lower middle income countries. Register now for early bird discounts until 13 December 2019, after that date, standard or late rates apply.
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Scientific Organising Committee: Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Anna Deplazes, Rees Kassen, Owen Petchey, Maria Santos, Michael Schaepman, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Lynne Shannon, Craig Starger, Eva Spehn, Debra Zuppinger-Dingley
Local Organising Committee: Cornelia Krug, Anja Schilling Hoyle, Daniel Tschanz