The term biodiversity (from “biological diversity”) refers to the
variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems,
and can encompass the evolutionary, ecological, and cultural
processes that sustain life.
Projects surrounding biodiversity.
True Strategic Sustainable Development.
Carbon markets, carbon quotas, carbon credits, carbon taxes, carbon fee and dividend, climate income and carbon sequestration: what are the environmental effects of different economic schemes? Will society become sustainable once the CO2 emissions are reduced?
We need to move away from reducing the harm caused by previous innovation mistakes and start creating true value for customers, companies and nature. How can A Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development from Karl-Henrik Robert and Innovation Inspired by Nature help humans correct their impact on nature?
Nils Tore Skogland helps companies create strategies and build knowledge for truly sustainable value at Skogland.com. He has a degree in economics from the University of Bergen with a specialization in environmental and resource economics, and studied Disciplined Entrepreneurship from MIT at VIS Innovation – West Coast Innovation Company at Marineholmen in Bergen.
Nils Tore Skogland is a visiting lecturer at the master programs of NHH – Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen and Falmouth University in Cornwall – England. He teaches entrepreneurship programs and helps companies develop true values and sustainable business activities. He is chairman of the board of Blue Ocean Norway, assistant governor of Rotary International for Askøy, Bergen and Øygarden. He is the general manager of Pianoskole.no which has almost 80 piano students in Bergen.
Skogland has extensive experience with measures to reduce environmental problems and dissemination of solutions, as well as entrepreneurship, project development and implementation, financial management, administration, and website development. He has a background as general manager of Naturvernforbundet Hordaland / Friends of the Earth Hordaland in Bergen, consultant in Bergfald & co in Oslo, excursion manager at the University of Oslo, course leader with Adecco, IT instructor in Ajilon in Bergen, journalist and program manager for Radio Nova in Oslo, Studentradioen in Bergen and freelance journalist for ARD in Germany, section leader in Naturvernforbundet / Friends of the Earth Norway and organizational secretary Biodiversity Task Force – Life on Earth
Our Agenda will be:
- Zoom room opens 10 minute early for chat and to check connectivity.
- 00-05 start, new introductions, and guests
- 05-15 news and updates
- 15-50 Presentation, questions, and Rotary service solutions
- 50-60 other business and what’s next up : Wednesday May 12th – UTC 1:00pm (8:00am CDT) – Dr. Neal Barnard Universal Meals
- 60-75 overtime?
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
|Date||Time UTC||Time Local||Presenter||Topic||Domain Focus|
|23.vI.2021||UTC 1:00pm||4 pm Turkey||Deniz Vural||Ecological Responses of Thaw Lakes in the Arctic||Ecosystem Services|
Life on Earth
ESRAG launched a Task Force to bring together the “Life on Earth” activities of ESRAG into one cohesive unit. This Biodiversity Task Force covers four great realms that can be visualized in the adjacent diagram.
- Biodiversity of Life : seeking to slow and stop further loss of species
- Ecosystem Restoration : seeking to restore ecosystem services of the web of life
- Sustainable Production : seeking to produce and harvest resources efficiently
- Environmental Resilience: seeking to establish a sustainable balance between humans and biodiversity
Biodiversity Task Force Mission
In keeping with the mission for all Rotary Action Groups, the mission of ESRAG’s Biodiversity Task Force is to explore the different avenues of service that are available to the Rotary Family, and specifically to be engaged with projects for Supporting the Environment.
The three primary actions are to:
- PROVIDE EDUCATION: we need to provide the best understanding of nature, the best management practices for sustainability, and the best interrelationship between humanity and the life on Earth that supports our daily existence.
- BUILD PARTNERSHIPS and SPONSORSHIPS: there is a multitude of organizations at all levels of society that are actively engaged in supporting “Life on Earth”, some will be our collaborators and cooperators, others will seek our volunteer support, and others will be seeking to support us. The opportunities are endless.
- TRACK OUR PROGRESS: In ESRAG we call this Project Impact Reporting (PIR). This is not only the place to showcase our Rotary Action stories but also to monitor our progress on Effective Conservation, asking the question “How well are we doing?” and being able to have an evidence-based answer.
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Want to take action on biodiversity?
A few areas of focus that we tackle under biodiversity include: Afforestation, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Community Gardens, Composting, Coral Reefs, Deforestation, Desertification, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Indigenous Peoples, Invasive Species, Landcare, Oceans, Plantings, Pollination, Regenerative Agriculture, Soil, Tree Planting, Water Ecosystems, Wind Power.