Highlights and images for 27 February 2019



Highlights for Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Participants playing the "Trade-off" game

TEEB On the final day of the Symposium, participants focused on practical applications of the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework in specific commodity chains. Two plenary sessions took place in the morning to highlight findings and recommendations from pilot studies funded by the European Union and the International Climate Initiative. In the afternoon, discussions continued in two breakout groups. The first session comprised a training on TEEB scenarios and modelling tools and brought together partners from the International Climate Initiative and EU Partnership Instrument projects. A second group discussed recommendations to be included in a forthcoming publication addressing policy options to improve livelihoods in Africa, drawing on four African case studies funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO). During a brief closing plenary, Alexander Müller, TEEBAgriFood Study Leader, thanked participants for their hard work and remarked that the end of this Symposium “is not the end of our work, but the beginning.”

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Room view of the Symposium
Salman Hussain, TEEB
Peter May, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Barbara Gemill-Herren, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Jean Michel Waly Sene, Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA Pronat)
Carla Susana Assuad, Millennium Institute
Tolosa Yadessa Terfa, Ethiopia
Esmeralda Urquiza, La Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)
Celine Termote, Bioversity International
Edward Amankwah, African Centre for Green Commodities
Priscilla Wainaina, ICRAF
Pietro Galgani, True Price/Impact Institute
Yoanna Kraus Elsin, Humboldt Institute
Taita Terer, National Museums of Kenya
Joel Nobert, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phumsith Mahasuweerachai, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
TEEB training on scenario development and modelling tools
Tomas Declercq, TEEB
Participants formed groups to compete in the "Trade-off" game
William Speller, TEEB
Jacob Salcone, TEEB
‘TEEBAgriFood Africa’ stakeholder workshop
Harpinder Sandhu, Flinders University, Australia
Barbara Gemill-Herren, ICRAF
Priscilla Wainaina, ICRAF
Closing Remark
Alexander Müller, TEEB AgriFood Study Leader, closed the TEEB Global Symposium 2019
TEEB Global Symposium 2019 participants


Negotiating blocs
European Union