Infopoint Lunchtime Conference: Conserving critical ecosystems in Africa

Infopoint Lunchtime Conference: Conserving critical ecosystems in Africa

 

Natural ecosystems in Africa underpin healthy, prosperous human societies by providing essential goods and services and enhancing resilience to the effects of climate change. Nevertheless, they are under increasing pressure from population growth and development. Nowhere is this more true than in the biodiversity hotspots – the Earth’s most threatened and biologically important ecoregions. Since 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund – a unique partnership supported by the European Union and six other global donors – has been empowering civil society groups to conserve biodiversity in the hotspots. This event will summarize the Fund’s work in Africa, and introduce plans for a new €8.3 million investment in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot.

Speakers

Introduction

José Soler Carbo

Deputy Head of Unit  DEVCO C2- Environment, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Wildlife

 

Presentation

Olivier Langrand

Executive Director, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

 

Jack Tordoff

Managing Director, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

 

Kenneth Angu Angu

Regional Forest Programme Coordinator, IUCN Central and West Africa Programme Office

 

Conference Language: English

Q&A session: English and French

 

Rue de la Loi 43, Ground floor – Registration required via

Information: www.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/infopoint