Conference Programme

 

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Copies of some of the conference presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the presentation titles below. The list is not yet complete - please bear with us as this listing is updated. Some of the presentations given during the conference cannot be distributed via this website, at the request of the individual authors.

To obtain a DVD of the opening and closing plenary sessions, please contact the COHAB Initiative Secretariat.

Day 1- Opening Plenary Session, Monday 25th February 2008

Opening Statements:

Official Address - on behalf of United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon

Opening Address - John Gormley TD, Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Ireland)

Official Address - Arlene Foster MLA, Minister for Environment (Northern Ireland Assembly)

Official Address - Joan Ruddock MP, Minister for Biodiversity and Landscape (United Kingdom)

Conference Presentations:

Mr. Conor Kretsch - COHAB Initiative Secretariat

Jo Mulongoy - Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD)


Download presentationJohn Hough - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1.55MB)

Download presentationDiarmid Campbell-Lendrum - U.N. World health Organisation (WHO) (2.64MB)

Download presentationBarbara Burlingame - U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) (543KB)

Download presentationKristine Smith - Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) (5.6MB)

Download presentationAna Persic - U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) (1.2MB)

Download presentationPablo Eyzaguirre - Bioversity International (also representing CGIAR) (780 KB)

Download presentationMonika MacDevette - U.N. Env. Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1.2MB)

Download presentationDavid Stone - ProAct Network (4.6MB)

Download presentationNeville Ash - World Conservation Union (IUCN) (1.1MB)

Download presentationCamille Parmesan - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change / University of Texas (2.3MB)

Day 2 - Parallel Sessions, Tuesday 26th February 2008

WORKSHOP 1: Disaster Prevention, Relief & Recovery

Harnessing ecosystem services for prevention, recovery and redevelopment programmes.
Chaired by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the ProAct Network.

Morning: Systemic Approaches / Building cross-sector understanding

Afternoon: Stretegic Assessments

WORKSHOP 2: Food Resources, Diet & Nutrition

Meeting food security and poverty challenges with biodiversity.
Chaired by Bioversity International and the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.

Morning: Systemic Approaches / Building cross-sector understanding

Afternoon: Stretegic Assessments

WORKSHOP 3: Emerging Infectious Diseases

Integrating biodiversity conservation and management into disease prevention and control programmes.
Chaired by the Wildlife Conservation Society and representatives of the World Health Organisation.

Morning: Systemic Approaches / Building cross-sector understanding

Afternoon: Stretegic Assessments

Day 3 - Parallel Sessions, Wednesday 27th February 2008

WORKSHOP 1: Disaster Prevention, Relief & Recovery

Harnessing ecosystem services for prevention, recovery and redevelopment programmes.
Chaired by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the ProAct Network.

Morning: Climate Change


WORKSHOP 2: Food Resources, Diet & Nutrition

Meeting food security and poverty challenges with biodiversity.
Chaired by Bioversity International and the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.

Morning: Climate Change

WORKSHOP 3: Emerging Infectious Diseases

Integrating biodiversity conservation and management into disease prevention and control programmes.
Chaired by the Wildlife Conservation Society and representatives of the World Health Organisation.

Morning: Climate Change

Day 4 - Closing Plenary Session, Thursday 28th February 2008

Download presentationMontira Pongsiri - United States Environmental Protection Agency (1.6MB)

Download presentationTodd Pesek - University of Cleveland & Victor Cal - Belize  (8.8MB)

Download presentationJohn Caesar - University of Guyana (8.3MB)

Download presentationLarry Gorenflo - Pennsylvania State University & Conservation International (2.1MB)

 


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