President, Global Development Network (GDN)
Professor Jean-Louis Arcand is a Canadian economist and professor of economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, as well as an affiliate professor at the Université Mohammed VI Polytechnic in Rabat. He is a Founding Fellow of the European Development Research Network (EUDN), a Senior Fellow at the Fondation pour les études et recherches en développement international (FERDI) and has been a Visiting Professor at Renmin University of China in Beijing, Universidade Federal da Bahia and several universities in Africa and the Caribbean. He was assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Montréal, and Professor at the Centre d’études et de recherches en développement international (CERDI).
Session Description: The plenary will delve into the crucial issue of biodiversity loss and its wide-ranging implications for ecosystems, species, and human well-being. It will highlight the significance of nature-positive development pathways that integrate conservation and sustainable development principles. Read more