Head of UN Convention on biodiversity to address Edinburgh researchers

Edinburgh Law School and the School of Geosciences of the University of Edinburgh will be hosting a high-level international panel on biodiversity and climate change on 25th November 2015.

The University is delighted to be welcoming the prestigious panel, including Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, and Julia Marton-Lefevre, former Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The event is being hosted in conjunction with the Global Environment and Society Academy and the Edinburgh Marine Network.

The keynote speeches will illuminate connections between the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the multilateral negotiations leading to the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015.

This will be the second visit by Dr Dias to the University; in 2014, he gave a keynote address on the evolution of the international biodiversity regime in 2014. You can watch a video recording of this lecture here. Dr Dias is also an alumnus of the University, obtaining his PhD in Zoology in 1981.

The event, to be held in Lecture Theatre 183 in Old College, is free but registration is required.

The evening before this event, Ms. Marton-Lefevre will be giving the annual "Enlightenment Lecture" as part of the University's "Our Changing World Series". You can find out more about this lecture here.

Register for the lecture here.