Jul 28, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021; Event Series

Saxon Dialogue on Biodiversity

Biodiversity is essential for the sustainability of our food supply system. It contributes to pollination, pest control, soil fertility, and water quality regulation. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity, a higher diversity of genes, species, and ecosystems leads to a more resilient and efficient production.

The second seminar opens the discussion on how our diet and our choices in the supermarket affect biodiversity on the local, national, and international levels.

The main language of the seminar series is German. Flash talks in English will be supplemented with German subtitles.

Background

Initiated by a UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden team, the Saxon Dialogue on Biodiversity aims to increase public awareness for biodiversity. The Dialogue features an online public seminar series and a social media campaign (#BiodiversityofSaxony), spotlighting biodiversity to mobilise action.

The Saxon Dialogue on Biodiversity project received the “eku idee” prize 2020 as part of the “eku Future Prize for Energy, Climate, Environment in Saxony” awarded by the Saxon State Ministry for Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture (SMEKUL). The project also received support from PRISMA – Center for Sustainability Assessment and Policy (Prof. Jochen Schanze, TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Board Member of PRISMA) and the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Prof. Josef Settele, Head of Department of Conservation Biology and Social-Ecological Systems).

Be part of the action by tagging your photos on Instagram with the campaign hashtag (#BiodiversityofSaxony) to get your entries featured during the event!

Jul 28, 2021; Course of talks

Saxon Dialogue on Biodiversity: Looking at our Dining Table: How Do our Food Choices Influence the State of Biodiversity?

Sep 01, 2021; Course of talks

Saxon Dialogue on Biodiversity: Managing New Economic Risks: Why Does Biodiversity Loss Threaten Economies and Businesses?

Sep 29, 2021; Informational Event

Saxon Dialogue on Biodiversity: Biodiversity in Cities: How Can We Take Action to Protect Biodiversity amid Urbanisation?

Details
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
online
Prof. Remmer Sassen, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)
Dr. Katharina Stein, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)

Nov 18, 2021; Informational Event

Saxon Dialogue on Biodiversity: Managing New Economic Risks: Why Does Biodiversity Loss Threaten Economies and Businesses?