Below you can find the programme of the virtual information session to launch the new EU biodiversity governance.

High-level Information Session

chaired by Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director Natural Capital, DG Environment

10:00 - 10:15: Opening keynote speech "New policy - new instruments for delivery"
                             Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General for Environment                                                                                                                                                                                      

10:15 - 10:35: New practices - the Knowledge Center for Biodiversity & launch of Biodiversity dashboard
                             Ivan Kulis, Head of Unit Knowledge for Sustainable Development and Food Security (DG JRC)                                                                                                                                                   Marine Robuchon, Scientific Project Officer (DG JRC)

10:35 - 10:55: New science - Science to support biodiversity policy 
                             John Bell, Director of Directorate B - Healthy Planet (RTD)

10:55 - 11:15: EEA strategic objectives to 2030
                             Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director European Environmental Agency 

11:15 - 11:25: Reflections from the Slovenian Presidency
                            Andrej Bibič, Ministry for the Environment and Spatial Planning

11:25 - 11:35: Reaction from the European Parliament
                            César Luena, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair ENVI Committee

11:35 - 11:55: Feedback from the room & wrap-up
                            Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director Natural Capital, DG Environment

11:55 - 12:00: Concluding Remarks & Closing
                            Hilde Eggermont, Strategic Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform/ Chair & Coordinator of the European Biodiversity Partnership