GLASGOW: Two Global Crises Interlinked

05.11.21 | Event
teckning av havsbaserad vindkraft
Mia H. Smith
The need for balancing and win-win actions for nature and climate
The event time is GMT


03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

SEC Centre, Hall 4
Exhibition Way
G3 8YW
United Kingdom


Two global crises are interlinked: biodiversity loss and climate change. Actions to mitigate one should not worsen the other. 


Join us for two interactive panel debates considering examples that require the balancing of needs as well as win-win action for both climate and nature with the participation of policy makers and experts.


First: A panel debate on the dilemma of balancing conservation and protection biodiversity whilst building offshore wind parks.

Second: A speaker from IPBES Denmark will share 8 cases and 10 policy options from the Nordic countries, proving that Nature-based solutions offer a way forward. We conclude with a panel discussion on the subject with panelists from IUCN (Europe), Miljødirektoratet (Norway) and others. 

Introduction by: 

  • H.E. MS Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Finland

The dilemma of offshore windfarms and nature


  • Dean Cooper, Global lead - Energy transition WWF


  • Nadia Gullestrup Christensen, Danish Youth Delegate to the UN for Environment and Climate
  • Morten Dyrholm, Senior Vice President, Vestas
  • Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador, Denmark
  • Yuri Artioli, Lead of the Climate Science to Impact Challenge at Plymouth Marine Laboratory

8 cases from the Nordic countries - proving that Nature-based Solutions pay off


  • Lars Dinesen, IPBES Denmark 

Nature-based solutions panel:

  • Daisy Hessenberger, International Union of Conservation of Nature, IUCN  
  • Øyvind Christophersen, Norwegian Environment Agency
  • Halldór Thorgeirsson, Icelandic Climate Council, Iceland

Organizer: 'Nordic Working Group on Biodiversity, NBM', under the Nordic Council of Ministers and 'Nature Based Solution Vision 2030 Project' under the Nordic Council of Ministers

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