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Helsinki 05.11.2021: Biodiversity and Food production

Reindeer in the mountains
Tania Malrechauffe
Alongside the climate crisis is the biodiversity crisis. This day will focus mainly on land use, forestry and peatland conservation, and solutions to tackle climate change in agriculture and food sector.

Event organizers: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), The Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association’s, Scottish Government, Helsinki Institute Of Sustainability Science (Helsus).

Others involved: Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG), NatureScot, CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna), The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Valio.


All times are EET.

10.15 - 11.45: Solutions to tackle Climate Change in Agriculture and Food Sector

Organizer: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) / Others involved: Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG)

This workshop presents the ongoing trends in agriculture and food sectors, after which a panel discussion will be held, in which future challenges, research needs, and solutions are discussed.

12.15 - 13.15: Livestock’s Role in Sustainable Food Systems and Society

Organizer: Helsinki Institute Of Sustainability Science (Helsus) / Others involved: Miriam Torres-Miralles and Rachel Mazac

An expert panel discussion will illuminate, expand, and add nuance to current (mis)understandings of the interconnected roles livestock play in food systems and as a part of making food systems more/less sustainable. 

14.45 - 15.15: Live from Glasgow - Climate change impacts on Saami reindeer herding pastures

Organizer: Saami Council/AMAP

This event will provide information on the NCM-funded project CITE--Climate Impacts on Terrestrial Environments, a pilot study to demonstrate co-production of a project plan between Saami reindeer herders and terrestrial/climate researchers to document climate-related changes on reindeer pasturelands in Fennoscandinan Sápmi.

15.15 - 15.45: Live from Glasgow - daily briefing

COP26 from a Danish perspective

Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26.

Speaker: Anette Ejersted, Head of the Danish UNFCCC delegation

16.00 - 16.50: Wetland/Peatland conservation, restoration, and management: from Scotland to the Arctic

JOINT EVENT (Helsinki - Glasgow)

Organizer: Scottish Government

Effective conservation, restoration and management of wetlands, including peatlands, holds enormous potential to contribute to climate adaptation and mitigation, and conservation of biodiversity. Here, policy makers and experts from Scotland and Arctic states will explore the challenges and opportunities that are emerging as we collectively seek to protect and restore these crucial ecosystems.
Times are GMT+2.


All events will be streamed by We Don’t Have Time and some events will be shown in the Nordic Council of Minister’s channels on YouTube and Facebook.