GUWAHATI, Dec 4: Balipara Foundation announced the 9th Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum 2021 and the second virtual edition of ‘Ecology is Economy’, from December 7-8 next, across 12 Eastern Himalayan Capitals and over 20 global locations. Since its inception in 2013, the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum of Balipara Foundation has been addressing conservation challenges through the proprietary developmental framework of Rural Futures and Naturenomics, envisioning to put nature back into economics and ‘now is the right time to seize this opportunity’.
This year, the objective of the forum is to derive a roadmap for ‘Building up the Ecology is Economy- Nature Action Agenda’. The future of the Eastern Himalayas today lies in recognising ecology as the economy. Their goal this year is to accelerate this change and transformation in both thinking and action to restore, revitalise and rewild the Eastern Himalayas for resilient people, biodiversity, and economies. Notably, the hybrid meeting will see 60 eminent personalities from multi-disciplinary fields, across 20 countries. Eminent personalities from around the globe will be part of the three-day forum including Gaurav Gogoi, deputy leader of the Indian National Congress in the Lok Sabha, India; Lord Nicholas Stern, chairman, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UK; Désirée Driesenaar, External Expert – Blue Economy with European Commission; S Ramadorai, chairperson, Governing Board of TISS, India; Gretchen C. Daily, co-founder & faculty director, Standford Natural Capital Project, USA; among others.