Business and Biodiversity: Discussion Forum on Ecosystem Services and Valuing Nature

Discussion Forum on Ecosystem Services and Valuing Nature

Debating the Opportunities and Risks of the Ecosystem Services Approach and of Valuing Natural Capital

A collaboration of:

The „Diskussionsforum Ökosystemleistungen“ (Discussion Forum Ecosystem Services) is a new series of events, launched in autumn 2014 in Germany by the environmental NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), 'Biodiversity in Good Company‘ and two partners from academia, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

The new series offers an open discussion forum where interested stakeholders from business, politics and society are invited to debate the opportunities and risks of the ecosystem services approach and of valuing natural capital. We hope to help achieve more clarity on where the economic valuation of nature, ecosystems and their services makes sense and where it has its limits or would even be counterproductive and dangerous. The follow-up events will each have a thematic focus.

The events will be in German only. Please refer to the German website.

High-Level Launch Event on 24 Sept 2014, Berlin

For the first meeting on
24 September 2014, 06:00 p.m.
at Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V., Berlin 

we are pleased to be able to welcome two renowned speakers with different views on this topic: 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e. V. and former executive director of UNEP 
and 
Barbara Unmüßig, President Heinrich Böll Foundation.

The events are in German only. Please refer to the German website.

Programme and invitation with further information available in German only 

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