Biodiversity & Climate Week
For the Climate and Biodiversity theme Week at Expo 2020, the Swiss Pavilion and its partners will share best practices in nature conservation through panels and workshops, from big data to monitor biodiversity conservation to the pursuit of peace in conflict zones thanks to birds of prey.
- World Majlis – Nature’s Game of Jenga. Getting creative to fight biodiversity loss
- Workshop – From the Alps to the Desert: comparing best practices in nature conservation
- Keynote – Dancing with nature: How collaborating with natural forces can improve our well-being (live stream)
- Panel – Owl for peace: Ecology and reconciliation in the MENA thanks to bird of prey (live stream)
- Exhibition – Biodiversity and climate change: From the Alps to the Desert
Conserve nature. Protect nature. Restore nature. The Crowther Lab, part of the ETH Zürich, helps generate a better understanding of Earth’s ecology and aims to inspire responsible ecosystem restoration. This multidisciplinary team of theoretical ecologists, restoration experts and data scientists believes that conserving, protecting and restoring nature can help fight climate change and enhance human health and wellbeing.
The URPP Global Change and Biodiversity aims at improving the capability to predict the consequences of global change and their different drivers for biodiversity, ecosystem services and ultimately human well-being. The research program uses a clustered approach stimulating interdisciplinary collaboration to address issues beyond the reach of single disciplines. Central to the approach is the integration of the physical representation of the Earth with stakeholder and ethical views of our World.
The Barn Owl Research Group, lead by Prof. Roulin of the University of Lausanne, studies this fascinating creature which is unique in terms of its rapid genetic evolution and social behaviour. One of their projects, Owls For Peace, combines ecology and reconciliation in the MENA region by bringing together farmers and scientists within areas of conflict.