Biodiversity, Human Wellbeing and Climate Change

What do we know, and what do we need to know?



April 19 – 20, 2010
California Academy of Sciences | San Francisco, California


The California Academy of Sciences & The Nature Conservancy cordially invite you to a two-day symposium exploring the connections between biodiversity, human wellbeing, and climate change. Through lectures and panel discussions, we aim to identify the key areas of synergy and opportunities for future inquiry.


Monday, April 19, 2010

12:00 pm Session One: Biodiversity as Life’s Foundation
2:45 pm Session Two: Biodiversity and Human Health
5:45 pm Cocktail Reception
6:45 pm Dinner:  African Hall

Keynote Presentation:

Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity

Dr. Eric Chivian, Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

8:15 am Session Three: The Climate Change Disruption on the Biodiversity and Human Health Connection
10:40 am Session Four: The Global Need for Resilience: Catalyzing Effective Adaptation
12:30pm Working Lunch/Session Five: Synthesis and Next Steps—a facilitated discussion. Developing an Agenda for Effective Adaptation-Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health and Biodiversity.
3:00 pm Close Meeting

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