Panel discussion: ‘30% by 2030: Conserving our common lands’

In the face of a global biodiversity crisis, the United States, Canada and France have pledged to designate 30% of their lands and seas as protected areas by 2030.

To draw attention to this commitment, representatives from the French embassies in the United States and Canada plan to visit three emblematic cities for biodiversity and conservation: Tucson, San Francisco and Vancouver, Canada. At each stop, a panel of conservation experts, advocates and leaders will have a public conversation to examine conservation challenges and opportunities and share their vision of how to most effectively address them.

Tucson is the first stop on the three-city tour.

Panelists include:

  • Hélène Soubelet, Director of the French Foundation for Biodiversity Research
  • Cyrille Barnerias, Director of European and International Relations at the French Agency for Biodiversity
  • Alberto Burquez, senior researcher at the Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Nicole Fyffe, Assistant to the Pima County Administrator

Opening remarks will be delivered by Joaquin RuizVice President for Global Environmental Futures and Director of Biosphere 2, and Stéphane Raud, Attaché for Science and Technology at the French Embassy in the United States. Mikayla Mace Kelleyscientific editor for University Communications, will moderate the panel.

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