2013.04.15 第15回GCOE国際セミナー

下記のとおりGCOE国際セミナーを開催します。講演者のBrouwerさんは、世界各地で行われている生態系の保全や自然再生の取り組みを紹介した「The EcosystemPromise」という本の著者です。この著作の中で、伊都キャンパスにおける生物多様性保全事業を紹介してくださいました。

その縁で、今回、九大で講演をしていただけることになりました。「生態系への支払い」(PES)など、環境経済学の実践的な事例を紹介していただく予定です。ぜひご参加ください。

なおこのセミナーはGCOEアジア保全生態学コース授業科目「国際セミナーI,II,Ⅲ」(Ⅰ,ⅡはD1,D2の必修科目)の一環として行われますので対象の学生は是非ご出席ください。
また事業推進担当者の先生方や特任スタッフの皆様には、対象となる院生への周知をよろしくお願いいたします。


日時:4月15日(月)16:30〜18:30

場所:生物学科第二会議室(理学部3号館5階3521)

Meindert Brouwer: The Ecosystem Promise

Meindert Brouwer will address a new trend: assigning financial value to nature and payment for ecosystem services (PES) that Nature has in store. He will explain the values of ecosystems and the benefits of ecosystem services and  how nature conservation and restoration contribute to water supply, food security, poverty alleviation, health, human well-being and new jobs. Services such as food, water, medicinal plants, pollination of crops by insects, climate regulation, regulation of water flows, drought and flood protection, waste treatment, opportunities for tourism and more.He will show  that making use of the services of nature in a responsible way is often much cheaper than building installations and maintaining these. He will explain that investments in nature conservation and restoration are business opportunities.

Meindert Brouwer is an independent conservationist and a writer, based in the Netherlands. Previously he has been employed by KPMG Accountants and Consultants and by Worldwide Fund for Nature WWF. In 2007 he published Amazon Your Business / Opportunities and solutions in the rain forest about a sustainable forest economy in the Amazon. In 2012 he published The Ecosystem Promise on which his lecture is based. The book presents best practices from all over the world, including  Biodiversity services at Kyushu University. Both books have been well received and distributed to over 80 countries.
For more information visit http://amazonyourbusiness.com and http://www.ecosystempromise.net


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