SAVE THE DATE – An Inconvenient Truth: Deforestation Facts and MythsLIVE STREAMING - THURSDAY, APRIL 22
- 13 aprile 2021
- Postato da: Competere
- Categoria: events, highlights, news, Sustainable Nutrition
An Inconvenient Truth: Deforestation Facts and Myths
TIMING April 22nd, 3 PM CEST
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Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit, Multilateral Environmental Cooperation, European Commission
Felipe Carazo, Head of Public Sector Engagement, Tropical Forest Alliance
Gaia Taffoni, Researcher, Science for Democracy
Daniel Arancibia, Co-Director Latin America, Proforest
Gert van der Bijl, Senior EU policy advisor, Solidaridad
WHY IT MATTERS
The European institutions are engaged in multilateral efforts to design legislation that promote sustainability. Farm to Fork and related sustainability strategies will affect the delicate balance between biodiversity and human activities. Industries and market players will be called to review and renew their business models this global challenge. But in order to get it some questions deserve more structural and rational (science based and non ideological) arguments:
- What’s the current state of art of deforestation worldwide?
- Which are the main drivers?
- How can the legislation reduce deforestation and loss of biodiversity?
- How can the EU engage global supply chains in this effort?
As a scientific-based research center, Competere is involved in promoting the international debate to provide a better understanding of the present in order to build a sustainable and innovative future. Last December, we have joined the Tropical Forest Alliance Manifesto calling for an EU policy action to address deforestation and we are highly committed in providing scientific evidences on the state of the emergency to favour wise European policies.
Join this Competere Virtual Conference to discuss which are the main causes and contributors to global deforestation and how to favor effective EU policies discouraging the phenomenon.
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PANEL OF SPEAKERS:
Hugo-Maria Schally joined the European Commission in 1998 and has been Head of Unit in the Directorates General “External relations”, “Development” and “Environment”. He has been involved in the negotiation and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and major global conferences. He has worked on the interface between environment and trade and has been active in international forest policy discussions since 1992. He has also been leading the EU team in the negotiation of the Nagoya Protocol adopted in 2010. Since January 2019 he has returned to international work in DG Environment focusing on EU collaboration with international organisations and multilateral environmental agreements, the linkage between trade and environment as well as on managing EU policies and legislation regarding deforestation and forest degradation, as well as international trade in wildlife.
Felipe Carazo serves as Head of Public Sector Engagement at Tropical Forest Alliance, initiative housed by the World Economic Forum. He brings more than twenty years of experience developing and overseeing programs and initiatives addressing policy, governance, financial instruments, impact metrics, capacity building, private-public partnerships, south-south cooperation, resource management, rural development, conservation, human wellbeing, integrated landscape management and climate change. He served as Executive Director of Fundecor and advisor to the Government of Costa Rica for six years. He also worked for ten years at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), served as Head of The Environmental Program Unit for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and focal point for the Global Environmental Fund (GEF).
Gaia Taffoni is research fellow at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, in Florence, she is a member of Science for Democracy. Gaia is currently working on the ERC Advanced project Protego where she studies regulatory instruments and procedures through which regulations are made and evaluated. Gaia is also adjunct professor at the University of Genova where she teaches public administration.
Daniel Arancibia has over 20 years of international experience in forest-based solutions, social and environmental standards for commodities and landscape approaches to sustainable development. He leads Proforest´s activities in Latin America looking to achieve Proforest’s vision of “sustainable livelihoods in sustainable landscapes” and is member of its Global Executive Directors Group. Before Proforest, Daniel worked at WWF for 10 years, coordinating its forest and market transformation programs for Latin America and the Caribbean, implementing projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru. He was also the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Regional Representative for Latin America & the Caribbean, opening its FSC Regional Office for LAC in Panama City and working with 12 FSC National Initiatives, developing forest certification standards in 5 countries.
Gert van der Bijl is the Solidaridad EU Policy Advisor. Solidaridad is an international development organization working on supply chain sustainability across the globe, including work in beef, soy, palm oil, cocoa and coffee in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Before joining Solidaridad Gert worked 20 years in Dutch agriculture including in a farmers organization and the ministry of agriculture. From 2009 to 2016 he coordinated Solidadaridad’s work in the soy sector with colleagues in South America, Africa, India and China, including membership of the Executive Board of RTRS. From 2016 onwards he coordinated Solidaridad’s work in beef & leather, including membership of the board of directors of GRSB.
Pietro Paganini is the President and co-founder of Competere – Policies for Sustainable Development – and General Direct at Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, the research center that promotes the study of Liberalism and Liberal thought. He serves as Adjunct Professor at John Cabot University and Temple University of Philadelphia and as Researcher and Visiting Lecturer at Karlstad University (Sweden). He served as Vice President and political officer for the European Liberal Youth. He is the Founder and Board Member of Istituto Italiano per la Privacy (IIP) and the European Privacy Association (EPA).