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  • May 29, 2020

A virtual event to reflect and prompt action on the issues of preservation and biodiversity

  • Space for Life
Unlocking Human Potential for Biodiversity

On World Environment Day, June 5, 2020, for which Montreal is the North American host city, Espace pour la vie and the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are organizing a virtual event to reflect on and imagine the future of our planet (our cities, our spaces) as well as the cohabitation between species on Earth, humans included. With this event, Espace pour la vie reinforces its commitment toward protecting biodiversity and takes its mission outside its walls with the ultimate goal of urging citizens to take action. Espace pour la vie also wants to play an even greater role in environmental projects that concern our society.

For this exceptional virtual meeting called Unlocking Human Potential for Biodiversity, the CBD and Espace pour la vie are honoured to bring together four committed scientists on a unique panel: Anne-Sophie Gousse-Lessard, a researcher in social and environmental psychology; humanitarian author Matthieu Ricard; Stanley T. Asah, researcher in conservation psychology; and environmental activist Vandana Shiva.

A relevant and essential reflection on what it means to “live together”

This event urges us to take a step back, in the present context, to explore ways to tap into the human potential to preserve biodiversity and get closer to nature in order to guide our future actions. Participants from various backgrounds (scientists, artists, educators, citizens, activists and Aboriginals) from Quebec, Canada and abroad will reflect on the subject of the environment. What is our collective relationship to nature? To biodiversity? What should be the focus of our collective attention? What types of projects should we pursue?

An event open to the general public via social networks

The general public will be able to watch the live panel discussion as privileged witnesses of the reflection. Espace pour la vie will broadcast the panel discussion on Facebook Live.

Friday, June 5

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - Panel discussion on Facebook Live
The entire 3-hour event will be available on our Web site after the event.

For more information or to watch the panel discussion:

Unlocking Human Potential for Biodiversity »
#Act4Biodiversity | #ForNature

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