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Join us for these free access seminars promoted by the UCL CBT which aims at giving a voice to our Research and Industry community

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Date: June 24th

Time: 3.00 pm (UK time)

Speaker: Walid Al Saqqaf

Institution: Rebalance Earth

Title: Building markets around keystone species’ ecosystem services for fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity

Abstract: According to the IMF, the tusks of an African Forest Elephant are valued at $40,000. However, the value of the carbon sequestration services done by these elephants, over their 60-year average lifespan, is $1.75m. We have a market for a dead elephant but we don’t have one for a living elephant.

Carbon sequestration is just one of the many ecosystem services provided by these elephants. The IMF didn’t value the other ecosystem services such as evapotranspiration that elephants provide within a rainforest. This water evaporation ensures stability, agricultural productivity and resilience for populations all around the Congo basin for example.

Join us in this seminar to discover how Rebalance Earth is using innovative technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and internet of things to “augment” natures’ solutions such as forest elephants and other keystone species’ ecosystem services for fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity

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