Barcelona, 29 January-2st of February 2018

(Pre-conference Excursion January 25th-28th 2018)


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TERRAenVISION Environmental Issues Today: Scientific Solutions for Societal Issues:

a conference sponsored by the OECD’s Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems


Our Planet suffers from human activities. As scientists, we know more and more about our environment, about processes, rates of change, new threats and risks. However, the challenges seem to grow quicker than the solutions we can create.

This conference aims to focus on the scientific research towards finding solutions for the societal issues of our time. TERRAenVISION promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. To bring scientists and stakeholders that have the same goal, work on the same societal issue, but have different scientific backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our society to a more sustainable situation. In this conference, we want to link to International policies such as the sustainable Development Goals, the UN Climate conventions, CAP and COP.

Environmental issues we would like to highlight and discuss:

This conference is framed around themes. Each theme is kicked off by two plenary keynote speeches of 20 min, followed by a discussion. After the plenary session, a range of different parallel sessions will be organised.

We also want to stress that the conference is not only for scientists, but also warmly would like to invite people from outside the scientific world.

The themes:

  1. Climate change: Mitigation and Adaptation
  2. Water Resources: Quality and Quantity
  3. Land Degradation and Restoration
  4. Nature based solutions
  5. Fire in the earth system, effects and prevention
  6. Ecosystem services and Health
  7. Science interface: with policy and public
Sponsored by
The OECD Co-operative Research Programme:
Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Please find information about the sponsorship of the OECD on this website: