About this event
Workshop aims and background
This workshop is part of the preliminary stage of a Review on the economic significance of the global loss of biological diversity, initiated as part of the Potsdam initiative. The objective of this workshop is:
- to discuss the state of the art in assessing the economic costs associated with biodiversity loss,
- to bring together relevant actors from different backgrounds in the discussion and organise an exchange between policy needs and available methods and assessments, and
- to develop recommendations for the Review.
Structure of the workshop
The two-day workshop will consist of panel discussions as well as three parallel break-out sessions with altogether 9 working groups. Within the working groups, specific thematic questions will be addressed. These issues have either come up from the synthesis of the call for evidence or are of general relevance in the field of economic evaluation and policy consultancy. To ensure an open and productive discussion, each working group will start with opening remarks by the session leader initiating and guiding the discussion. Besides these opening remarks, no additional presentations are envisaged. Participants are free to choose the break-out sessions where they feel they might make the most valuable contribution and do not have to prepare papers or presentations.