Programme Summit


Monday 10 September 

Location: La Fontaine ss Rotterdam

Time Speaker   Topic
09.00     Registration and refreshments
10.00 Gerald Schmilewski President International Peatland Society (IPS) Welcome to the Summit
10.05 Hans Hoogeveen Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture Summit opening statement
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10.20 Erki Niitlaan Member of IPS Executive Board (Summit facilitator) Meeting protocols 
10.30 Jack Rieley Member of IPS Executive Board How International Conventions and Agreements affect Peatland and Peat Industries
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10.45 Tobias Salathé Senior Adviser (Europe) Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Paris Agreement and emission reductions – are peatlands hotspots? Read more >
11.00 Kiyoto Tanabe International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Peatland in national greenhouse gas inventories - a basis for better peatland management 
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11.15 Paul Short President of the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) Value and values of responsible Peatland management in Canada and North America
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11.30 Maria Nuutinen Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) FAO’s work to support countries for sustainable peatland management
       
11.45 Leg stretching break
       
12.00 Tim Christophersen United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Senior Programme Officer and Representative of the Global Peatland Initiative

Peatlands and the U.N. Sustainability Goals 
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12.15 Hans Joosten Greifswald Mire Centre The peatland pathway till 2050: aims and challenges 
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12.30 Aljosja Hooijer & Ronald Vernimmen Deltares Planning plantation rezoning for impact mitigation in tropical peatlands.
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12.45 Bernd Hofer Chair IPS Commission 'Peatlands and Environment' Paris 2015 and Peatlands – Vision and Reality 
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13.00 Lunch    
       
14.00 Chris Blok Project manager Wortelmedia en Plantenvoeding Wageningen Universtity & Research Business Unit Glastuinbouw The world’s need for growing media – reflections on peat use for food and quality of life in the period 2020-2050
14.15 Clifton Bain International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) UK Director UK Peatland Programme New approaches to securing peatland ecosystem services
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14.30      
14.30

Panel discussion with all speakers and audience involvement  (moderated by Erki Niitlaan)

16.15 Outcome of the Global Peatland and Peat Industry Summit (Erki Niitlaan)
18.30 Dinner in the Club Room ss Rotterdam
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