Costa Rica + Natura: an ambitious set of consultations to the private sector and civil society

Consulting the private sector and civil society on the post 2020 biodiversity framework, financial incentives for biodiversity conservation, contributions from non-governmental organizations, the academic sector and indigenous people and local communities
From 23 November to 4 December 2020, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) will launch a series of consultations to the private sector and the civil society on the post 2020 global biodiversity framework. These webinars form part of the Costa Rica + Natura initiative set up with the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project.

The consultation process to the private sector involves over 75 companies from all national sectors of activities (ecotourism, agriculture, transport, energy, etc.). It will take place across a set of webinars organized in partnership with Association Biodiversity Partnership Mesoamerica (BPM), UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ). The first session scheduled on 23 November will address financial incentives for the private sector in biodiversity conservation. The consultation results will feed in two webinars on financial instruments and biodiversity mainstreaming to take place in early 2021.

The consultation process to civil society is structured around three workstreams, organized in partnership with Asociacion Costa Rica Por Siempre. The first one focuses on the national non-governmental organizations and academic sector involvement, which outputs will be discussed over a webinar on 23 November. The second one relates to the international non-governmental organizations and cooperation organizations, which will on 25 November. The indigenous people and local communities grassroots organizations involvement activities will take place on field with the support of Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC).

The consultation process results will be introduced on December 4 over a closing session under the patronage of Franklin Paniagua Alfaro, Vice-Minister for the Environment of Costa Rica, with the participation of Hugo Rivera Mendoza, Deputy Team Leader of the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project and the EU Delegation to Costa Rica.

Find out more Costa Rica + Natura here (in Spanish).

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