On the occasion of World Wetlands Day 2013, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Wetlands International and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), with the support of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the Canton of Geneva and the Geneva Environment Network (GEN) launched the report: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): Water and Wetlands.
Coffee & tea
Welcome and opening
Jan Dusík (Acting Director, UNEP Regional Office for Europe)
José Romero (Head of the Rio Conventions, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment)
Nick Davidson (Deputy Secretary General, Ramsar Convention)
Key findings and messages from the TEEB Water and Wetlands report
Patrick ten Brink (Senior Fellow and Head of Office, Institute for European Environmental Policy, IEEP)
Special remarks from Ms. Michèle Künzler (Conseillère d’Etat, République et canton de Genève)
Panel discussion on integrating the values of water and wetlands into decision making
moderated by Prof. Nick Davidson
James Dalton (Coordinator Global Water Initiatives, IUCN)
Annukka Lipponen (Environmental Affairs Officer, UNECE Water Convention)
Nathalie Rizzotti (Senior Policy Adviser Biodiversity, Federal Office for the Environment)
Wrap-up and conclusions
Steven Stone (Chief, Economics and Trade Branch, UNEP)
* Speakers and participants’ contributions will be in English and French. Les interventions se feront an anglais et français.
More details and documents
UNEP TEEB Website: http://www.teebweb.org
The new report is available online in pdf format.