Gurria: comment on combining development and environment -- poorest of poor and you have to integrate biodiversity and climate change into the projects...new efforts in order to "mainstream green" in terms of development efforts
Gurria: How do you involve the people on the ground to have ownership over projects that will preserve habitats?
Rosario: We are thinking small, but if you look at our effort, what we have done is really big...The word biodiversity should be given more emphasis
The Trowel Development Foundation to which Rosario belongs adopted climate-adapted aquaculture technology to replant mangroves and then applied a value-chain system to market tie-crabs, which solves a problem of income dislocation due to rising sea level and potential storms, according to the materials handed out before the talk.
The Trowel Development Foundation won the Equator Prize 2010. The prize awards outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Revkin asks if world leaders have adequately appreciated how inexpensive it can be to implement biodiversity options
Sukhdev: When the climate changes it is the poor people who suffer
Sukhdev - Replanting forests adds to water security
Figueres: Is there an alternative to establishing the value of carbon?
Gurria: Yes there is a way, but we had the crisis -- now we have to remind people what we knew before and recover the sense of urgency and emergency
Gurria: We literally are running out of time, but we are not running out of ideas and all the knowledge is there.