High-Level Conference on Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services in Europe: keynote speeches by Janez Potočnik and Màire Geoghegan-Quinn
Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, delivered speeches at the opening session of the High-Level Conference on Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in Europe on 22 May 2014 in Brussels.
The conference provided a platform to present the work undertaken to date at EU and Member State level as well as contributions from key stakeholders. It demonstrated how reliable, high-quality information on the state of ecosystems and the services they provide can contribute to the advancement of biodiversity objectives, and to the integration of natural capital concerns into key EU sectoral policies. PHOTO SHOTLISTLINK