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BES peer to peer training workshop: managing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services issues in the oil and gas industry

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Paris, France | 23-24 April 2015    Register your interest by 30 January

IPIECA, in collaboration with IOGP and the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), have launched a series of peer to peer training workshops on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) Management in the oil and gas industry. Following the success of the first workshop in Houston, October 2014, the workshop series will be delivered in different regions. This training is aimed at, and delivered by oil and gas industry professionals, and has been designed to be highly interactive to facilitate learning.

The objectives of the workshop series are to:

  • Provide a broad introduction to BES principles and fundamental training in the management of BES issues across the life-cycle of oil and gas operations, including screening, scoping, baseline assessment, impact assessment, management and mitigation, monitoring and reporting
  • Increase awareness and uptake of the latest approaches, good practices and tools in the BES arena - in particular IPIECA, IOGP and UNEP-WCMC products, leading to improved performance of the sector in the management of BES issues and
  • Provide an opportunity to share practical examples from peers and learn from on-the-ground experience.

Paris workshop details:

  • Date: 23-24 April 2015 (Two-full days)
  • Location: Paris, France (Hosted by Total)
  • Attendance: Registration is limited to oil and gas companies and free for IPIECA-IOGP members.
  • Target audience: HSE professionals, managers, practitioners (both at corporate and business unit level) and relevant field staff who deal with environmental/BES issues and their integration into business practices, processes and operations.

Please register your interest via the link below by 30 January, following which we will begin confirming workshop places. Depending on the level of interest we may have to limit the number of representatives per company who can attend, in order to allow a wide range of IPIECA-IOGP member companies to benefit from participating.

In the meantime, you can visit the workshop webpage, which contains links to various useful resources for managing BES in the oil and gas industry, most of which will be referenced during the workshop.

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