Protecting nature: the (potential) impact of agriculture on the biodiversity

Speaker: Mrs. Natasja Oerlemans (WWF NL)
When: Thursday 10 October 2019, 17.00-18.30 uur
Where: Oc0.604, Mgr. Hopmansstraat 15, Breda

Thursday 10 October is Sustainability Day in the Netherlands. On that day, many Dutch companies, municipalities and institutions will organise activities which motivate us to reflect and act upon the protection of our environment, our responsibilities towards society and our common future, the way our economy is organised and its impact on the well-being of people and planet.

Challenging lecture

On Sustainability Day, Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) has scheduled a very interesting and challenging lecture by Mrs Natasja Oerlemans, Head of Food and Agriculture of the World Wide Fund for nature (WWF). Oerlemans is an engaged and inspiring advocate of nature conservation and sustainable thinking and acting and she will discuss agriculture’s potential role in protecting biodiversity.

About 90% of the Dutch population are not aware that food production is the biggest cause of nature loss worldwide. For that reason, Oerlemans starts her lecture with the question 'How can agriculture contribute to bending the startling negative curve of biodiversity loss in the right direction?'. While unveiling her contention, she will challenge the audience to redefine the relationship between nature and agriculture and consider building business models for sustainable agriculture in cooperation with other stakeholders. Since humans need both nature and agriculture, we should not miss out.

Join this lecture on 10 October from 17:00 - 18:30 in the Ocean Building (Oc0.604) with drinks afterwards. Please register here.

CV Mrs Oerlemans

Natasja Oerlemans, who studied at Wageningen University, is Head of the Team Food & Agriculture of the WWF NL and has a place among the top 50 of Newspaper TROUW’s 2019 Sustainability Ranking. Natasja is dedicated to developing solutions for sustainable food systems that contribute to biodiversity restoration, healthy ecosystems and resilient landscapes for nature and people. Her work with companies and other stakeholders has resulted in the development of a biodiversity monitor, based on which dairy farmers are rewarded for activities which have led to the restoration of nature and biodiversity. This biodiversity monitor is based on integrated sets of KPI's and multiple reward opportunities.


Would you like to be there? Please register via the registration form