Bee and Pollinators Event – A Commonwealth Concern

Bee and Pollinators – A Commonwealth Concern

Imagine a world without Bees 

Food Security, Biodiversity, Urban/Rural Planning, Land Economy and SDGs

24th November 2-3:30 pm – The Institute of Tourism Studies Assembly Hall – St George Bay, Malta –  – 2 min walk from People’s Forum

With Hon Leo Brincat MP, Maltese Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change

The Commonwealth Human Ecology Council and our partner Friends of the Earth are pleased to invite you to attend a panel discussion at the  Malta CHOGM Summit on bees, pollinators and how their decline impacts global food security. The panel will address interventions in the areas of  civil society partnerships, planning, land economy and the SDGs that promote resilience. The topic will then be opened for questions and discussion. Followed by refreshments

Bees are a key species in safeguarding resilience in ecosystems and food supply globally. Should bee populations decline, all Commonwealth countries would be affected. The Commonwealth Heads of States and Civil Society have a key role in reversing bee and pollinator declines and its impact on both urban centres and the agricultural countryside.

Attendees to this event will have the unique opportunity to:

Hear an expert panel of food security, land use and planning professionals and academics
Meet political and community representatives acting to reverse bee and pollinator decline
Find out how action for bees underpins the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Get a free copy of the new report – ‘Bees & Pollinators: A Commonwealth Concern’
Enjoy free refreshments and networking.

Confirmed Speakers
– Hon Leo Brincat MP, Maltese Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change
Clive Harridge, Secretary General, Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP)
Jane Samuels, Governing Board Director, Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC) Architecture/Built environment
Paul de Zylva, Head of Nature, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Dr Mario V Balzan, Pollination and Ecosystem Services Researcher, Institute of Applied Sciences, Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST)
Peppi Gauci  -Permaculture -Award winning food cultivation systems which potentially cover modern global challenges.

Did you know?

Over 87% of the plants humans rely on are pollinated by bees and other pollinators.

70% of the world’s 124 main crops – fruits, vegetables and even cotton – depend on pollination by bees and other beneficial insects.

The economic value of wild and managed pollination is estimated at US $215bn.

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