Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2018

SWWW 2018 Session // Investing in Freshwater Ecosystems and Biodiversity: A Key Development Challenge

Conserving biodiversity and freshwater related ecosystem services is essential to help achieve the goals of Agenda 2030. Equally, ecosystems and the freshwater services they provide will be needed to achieve the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Freshwater management is key for protecting and sustaining biodiversity. At the same time healthy ecosystems play a critical role in maintaining freshwater quantity and quality, and thereby support an array of productive uses essential for economic development.

This event is part of the Stockholm World Water Week 2018.

The negative impact of development activities on freshwater biodiversity has increased dramatically over the last 40 years. A range of dilemmas is apparent in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Achieving food security and reducing energy poverty is likely to create multiple trade-offs for freshwater management, biodiversity, and freshwater ecosystem services. Yet to achieve the ambition of the SDGs society must adopt wiser strategies for managing freshwater systems.

Agenda

16:00 – 16:05
Introduction

  • James Dalton, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

16:05–16:25
Key note speech

  • Dr. Ebenizário Chonguiça, Executive Secretary for the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission

16:25-17:15
Panel discussion

  • Karolina Skog, Swedish Minister on Environment
  • Sam Kanyamibwa -Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS)
  • Mrs. Tania Roediger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General, Sustainable Development; Natural Resources, German Federal Ministry For Economic Cooperation And Development (BMZ)
  • Camisius Kanangire. Executive Secretary, African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)

17:15-17:30
Conclusions or wrap-up/recommendations from entire seminar, including links to CBD COP, SDGs & WWW 2019

  • Louise Karlberg (SPC member), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Karin Lexen (SPC member), Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)

Where and when

NL Auditorium

26 Aug 2018
4-5:30pm

Organisers

  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
  • ARCOS Network

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