Here’s a few snaps from my recent visit to Germany for the TEEB Conference in Leipzig. More about that later.
Leipzig is a beautiful city. It may be small and perhaps not the most happening place on earth, but I can’t help but be fond of European urban cuteness. My host from UFZ, Nina, was incredibly welcoming and made my stay even more pleasant. Florian also made a huge effort to show myself and a small band of Australians around all of the interesting parts of the city that only a local could do well. I hope to go back there again one day.
I took a week’s leave after the conference and took the opportunity to explore Dresden, including the Saxon Switzerland National Park, on the German-Czech border – plus trips to Prague and Berlin (although the latter was spent mainly in bed thanks to my apparent talent of falling ill every time I travel).
I gave a talk to my lab yesterday which covered the work I presented in Leipzig, as well as my overall thoughts on the TEEB conference (which are admittedly still rather disorganised). I’ll be organising this into a blog post/article for Decision Point in the near future.