The EU Commission in Sweden invites you to a breakfast seminar where Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES, will present the report. She will also discuss how foundations and companies can improve their use of natural resources in a more sustainable way.

The keynote on biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals is presented by Måns Nilsson, Executive Director of SEI. This will be followed by a discussion on the theme ‘Companies for biodiversity: good documents and commitments’, together with companies such as Veolia / Öresundsbron Consortie, HeidelbergCement, Sveaskog and H&M.

The seminar is organized in cooperation with the French Embassies of France and Germany, together with the French Institute of Sweden. The seminar is held in English and will be broadcast by the European Commission‘s Representation in Sweden.

Building the scientific basis regarding the world’s biodiversity

8:30 Welcome

  • Eva Svedling, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment
  • H.E. David Cvach, French Ambassador to Sweden
  • H.E. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, German Ambassador to Sweden
  • Annika Korzinek, Deputy Head of the European Commission Representation in Sweden

8:45 Introduction and moderation

  • Lisen Schultz, Deputy Science Director, Director of Executive Programme in Resilience Thinking, Stockholm Resilience Centre

8:50 Highlights from the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and Challenges ahead

  • Dr Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Executive Secretary
  • Dr Marie Stenseke, IPBES Co-chair and Professor at Gothenburg University

9:30 Coffee break

9:50 Keynote: Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Goals

  • Måns Nilsson, SEI Executive Director

10:00 Discussion panel: Companies for biodiversity – good practices and commitments

  • Nicolas Le Poder, EVP business transformation, Veolia Nordic
  • Bengt Hergart, Property Director, Öresundsbron Consortie
  • Karin Comstedt Webb, Sustainability Manager, HeidelbergCement
  • Jessica Nordin, Climate and Land Use Strategist, Sveaskog
  • Pernilla Halldin, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Climate and Circularity, H&M

10:45 Concluding panel