For more than 10 years, the Michael Otto Foundation has been supporting nature conservation projects in Germany, Europe and Central Asia. All of these projects have the same aim: to protect water, the basis for our livelihood, and water-based biospheres. For water is precious and rapidly decreasing and water-based biospheres are our most vital and diverse habitats. Protecting water thus means protecting animals and plants that are threatened by extinction. The Michael Otto Foundation aims to lend its support.
For the third year running, Dr Michael Otto invited experts from businesses, associations, politics and scientists to attend the symposium "Hamburg Talks on Nature Conservation 2006". "Nature in an Ideal Climate – A Symposium on the Opportunities and Risks of Investing in Reducing CO2 Emissions". Talks were held by speakers such as Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Prof. Dr Utz Claassen, CEO of EnBW AG, and Prof. Dr Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena and current holder of the German Environment Award 2006.
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