Day 3

Thursday 15 October 2020, 13:00 – 17:10 (UTC +1h)

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Session 5: Commercialisation – how do we optimise the economic benefits of plant and fungal biodiversity in recognition of different stakeholders’ needs?

Chair: Prof Monique Simmonds OBE – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

13:00 – 13:20            
Judith Batchelar OBE
 – Sainsbury's, UK
Feeding the world: The vital role of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the world's plants and fungi    

13:20 – 13:40            
Milagre Nuvunga
 – MICAIA Foundation and Eco-MICAIA Ltd, Mozambique
Inclusive businesses: A route to balancing local development and conservation needs with an increasingly demanding commercial NTFP sector

13:40 – 14:00            
Prof Sebsebe Demissew 
– Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
How do we optimise the social, economic and environmental benefits of plant and fungal biodiversity in recognition of different stakeholders’ needs?: Examples from Ethiopia

14:00 – 14:20            
Mike Hands 
– Inga Foundation, UK
The search for a sustainable alternative to slash-and-burn agriculture in the world's rainforests: The Guama Model and Inga Foundation's Land for Life Program

14:20 – 14:40            
Q&A panel discussion

Session 6: Policies – how can we work globally to respect and enable Access and Benefit Sharing and CITES regulations, while increasing the diversity of plants and fungi being studied?

Chair: Dr Carly Cowell – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

15:10 – 15:30            
Ana María Hernández – Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Colombia
IPBES Global Assessment key findings

15:30 – 15:50            
Dr Manuela da Silva – Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil
The challenge of ABS legislation: The need to protect biodiversity without restricting research

15:50 – 16:10            
Prof Rachel Wynberg – University of Cape Town, South Africa
Access and benefit sharing: Help or hindrance for biodiversity research and conservation?

16:10 – 16:30            
Tony Juniper CBE – Natural England, UK          

16:30 – 16:50            
Q&A panel discussion

 

Closing remarks

Host: Prof Alexandre Antonelli – Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

16:50 – 17:00            
Prof Gideon Henderson FRS 
– Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK

17:00 – 17:10            
Prof 
Alexandre Antonelli – Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

 

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