13 Feb 2003

Venue: International Environment House I | Room 3

Organization: Geneva Environment Network


Welcoming remarks by moderator, Mr. Frits Schlingemann, Director, UNEP Regional Office for Europe

Introduction by Dr. Achim Steiner, IUCN Director-General

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment overview presentation

When is a forest more valuable than the trees?
A Panel Discussion on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, featuring:

  • Dr. A.H. Zakri, MA Board Co-Chair and Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University, Japan
  • Dr. Esther Camac, MA Board Member and Executive Director, Association IXA CA VAA Indigenous Development and Information, Costa Rica
  • Dr. Delmar Blasco, MA Board Member and Secretary-General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Dr. Robert Scholes, MA Conditions and Trends Working Group Co-Chair, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Discussion, Q&A & wrap-up by moderator