ICCB 2015 - Day 1 plenary

MONDAY, 3 AUGUST, 18:30 - 19:30, BERLIOZ AUDITORIUM New Paths for Conservation: A Debate with Peter Kareiva and Clive Spash. Two thought leaders in conservation discuss and debate the changing face of conservation biology and new paths for protecting biodiversity.


  1. The plenary starts with a ten-minute talk by Peter Kareiva 'Conservation that Changes Everything' followed by Clive Spash 'Environmental Values in Conservation: Ethics, Economics and Pragmatism'. The debate portion of the plenary is titled New Paths for Conservation and will be moderated by Gyorgy Pataki.
  2. Peter Kareiva is the chief scientist and vice president of The Nature Conservancy, where he is responsible for maintaining the quality of over 600 staff engaged in conservation science in 36 countries around the world. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and author or editor of eight books, including a textbook on conservation science.
  3. Clive Spash is Professor and Chair of Public Policy and Governance, Department of Socio-Economics at Vienna University of Economics and Businessis. An economist who writes, researches, and teaches on public policy with an emphasis on economic and environmental interactions, Clive formerly served as president of the European Society for Ecological Economics. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His main research on human behaviour, environmental values, and the transformation of the world political economy to a more socially and environmentally just system.
  4. Gyorgy Pataki is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Economics and Technology at Corvinus University of Budapest. Gyorgy is also a member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES as a representative of Hungary