ZEF Colloquium by Ben ten Brink (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)

October 22, 2020 | 13:30 h - 14:30 h

ZEF Colloquium

Thursday, October 22, 2020. 1:30pm

Speaker: Ben ten Brink (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)

Topic: Changes in biodiversity from 3000 BC up to the year 2050: From global to local, and from crisis to challenge

Please receive the Zoom details by registration via email to: presse.zef(at)uni-bonn.de

Ben ten Brink will take you on journey on the changes in biodiversity. A gloomy but sometimes also hopeful outlook on the near and far future. Ben ten Brink worked at the PBL-Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and its predecessors since 1991 up to 1 September 2020. PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency is the national institute for strategic policy analysis in the fields of the environment, nature and spatial planning. PBL contributes to improving the quality of political and administrative decision-making by conducting national and international outlook studies, analyses and evaluations in which an integrated approach is considered paramount. PBL conducts solicited and unsolicited research that is independent and scientifically sound. His focus was in the fields of indicators of biodiversity, modelling, scenarios and assessments, economic development, land degradation and restoration. He worked in collaboration with or assigned by national and international governments and bodies, in particular the Dutch government, the European Environmental Agency, OECD, GEF, UNEP, CBD, UNCCD and IPBES.

 Keywords: Biodiversity, Economic development, Land degradation, Science-Policy-Interface.

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