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12th Annual BIOECON Conference: “From the Wealth of Nations to the Wealth of Nature: Rethinking Economic Growth”

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12th Annual BIOECON Conference: “From the Wealth of Nations to the Wealth of Nature: Rethinking Economic Growth”

Time: September 27, 2010 to September 28, 2010
Location: Centro Don Orione Artigianelli
City/Town: Venice, Italy
Website or Map: http://www.bioecon.ucl.ac.uk/…
Phone: +39 041 2700444
Event Type: annual, conference
Organized By: Ughetta Molin Fop
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2016

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The Conference targets researchers, environmental professionals, international organizations and policy-makers who are interested in working towards a better, more effective stewardship of natural capital.

The central theme will focus on the identification of the most effective and efficient instruments for biodiversity conservation, such as auctions of biodiversity conservation contracts, payment–for–services contracts, taxes, tradable permits, voluntary mechanisms and straightforward command and control measures. Special attention will be given to the role of public bodies/NGOs in the creation of innovative mechanisms for the delivery of ecosystem benefits and in promoting the participation of a wider range of economic agents (business/families/local communities) in biodiversity conservation. We will also focus on policy reforms in specific sectors, including agriculture, urban planning and green buildings, fisheries, forests, industry, renewable energy, waste management and water, tourism and transport, focusing on the roles of each in green economic development.

In addition, particular attention will paid to analyses of the impacts and dependencies of different businesses on biodiversity and ecosystems, and the potential contributions of corporations to a more resource-efficient economy. The role of biodiversity as an employment generator will also be addressed. Finally, we will take a close look the beneficiaries of biodiversity and ecosystem services, exploring the potential use of these resources for poverty alleviation, and with examples of successful policies to this end.

The conference is organised by the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, in association with Conservation International, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the United Nations Environment Programme.

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