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CEMBUREAU webinar on pollinators: “What’s buzzing in our quarries?”


14 Sep 2023 10:00 to 11:30


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CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, is pleased to invite you to its webinar: “What’s Buzzing in Our Quarries?”, taking place on September 14, from 10.00 to 11.30 am (CET). Please follow the link to register.

Evidence increasingly showcases the value of quarries, both active and rehabilitated, as abundant sources of pollen and nectar, vital to the survival and prosperity of pollinators. Aligned with CEMBUREAU Biodiversity Roadmap, the EU cement sector has pledged to undertaking strategic actions to support the conservation and rehabilitation of wild pollinator populations within its quarries. This webinar will bring together key stakeholders from the European Commission, academia, and the cement industry to discuss how the sector is not only mitigating pollinator decline but actively contributing to their resurgence across Europe.

This webinar is a partner event of the European Minerals Days.

10:00 – 10:05 Introduction by the moderator Dr Carolyn Jewell, Member of CEMBUREAU Biodiversity Task Force

10:05 – 10:15 Presentation on CEMBUREAU Biodiversity Roadmap by Ms Alexandra Silva, Biodiversity Project Manager at SECIL and Chair of the Biodiversity Task Force at CEMBUREAU

10:15 – 10:30 Pollinators & pollination: values, threats, policy, and practice by Dr Adam J. Vanbergen, Research Director, INRAE (French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment)

10:30 – 10:45 EU Pollinators Initiative Revision & EC Pollinators Guidance for the Extractive Sector by Mr. Vujadin Kovacevic, Policy Officer, European Commission DG-ENV Unit D2, Natural Capital and Ecosystem Health

10:45 – 11:15 Case Studies from the Cement Industry

"Insect Pollination Services in Actively and Spontaneously Restored Quarries Converge Differently to Natural Reference Ecosystem" by Mr Pedro Salgueiro, Department of Biology, University of Évora, Portugal

“Collaboration with NGOs to improve the abundance of priority pollinator species at restored quarries” by Mr Sean Cassidy, Sustainability Manager at Cemex & Mr. Mike Slater of Butterfly Conservation

11:15 – 11:20 Closing remarks by Mr Nikos Nikolakakos, CEMBUREAU Environment & Resources Manager

* Please note that by attending this event in-person, you are giving your consent to be photographed or filmed for promotional purposes related to this event. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please inform a member of our team at the registration desk upon arrival.

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