PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 13/11

BLÅ SKOG-UKA 2020

FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER

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09: 00

Liv Eva Kirkesæther, HI: Welcome
09: 05

Leif John FosseNorwegian Ministry of Climate and EnvironmentOpening remarks

                                                                             CASE STUDIES
09: 20

Karen Filbee-Dexter, The University of Western Australia and IMR: Role of kelp globally in Blue Carbon
09: 35

Dr. James G. Kairo, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Community benefits derived from carbon

finance
09: 50 – 10:00

Break
10: 00

Anna Mbenga Cham, Department of Fisheries: Economic benefits of healthy seagrass communities in The Gambia
10: 15

Connel Fullenkamp, Duke University:The economic benefits of intact salt marshes
10: 45 – 10:55

Break
10: 55

Panel discussion: How protecting and restoring Blue Forests can be ‘nature-based solutions’ to climate change,

biodiversity conservation and health

Moderator: Peter HauganProgramme Director, IMR

Panelists:

 Takehiro Nakamura, Head of the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Unit, UN Environment Programme

– Vidar Helgesen, Special Advisor, Norwegian Foreign Ministry

– Steven Lutz,

Senior Programme Officer, Blue Carbon Lead, GRID-Arendal

11: 25

Conclusions and wrap up
11:30

Moderated breakout rooms