LOCAL ACTION TO INSPIRE INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS
IUCN Local Action Summit preparatory webinars Ahead of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, four preparatory webinars were organized on June 22, 23, 29 and 30, respectively addressing outstanding nature, productive landscapes, urban biodiversity and finance & governance. Get informed
Mexico’s multilevel dialogue on the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework On June 24, our project organized with ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) and ICLEI Mexican, Central American and Caribbean Office (MECS) a multilevel dialogue on the post 2020 biodiversity framework in Mexico. This dialogue gathered over 50 participants including Mexican states and cities. The Scottish Government took the floor and called upon more Mexican local and subnational governments to sign the Edinburgh Declaration for subnational governments, cities and local authorities on the post 2020 global biodiversity framework, which calls for a dedicated and a more ambitious decision and a renewed plan of action for local and subnational governments to be adopted at CBD COP15. Get informed
Colombia’s multilevel dialogue on the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework
Ahead of the Open-Ended Working Group 3 (OEWG3) the hosting country Colombia led a multilevel dialogue on the post 2020 biodiversity framework on 25 June 2021. The event gathered 50 participants (government officials, civil society) aimed at strengthening the key points of the National Development Plan for biodiversity. They discussed challenges and opportunities in the collaborative action engaged across the different levels of governments to develop and strengthen the national position and common narrative on the framework.
Sustainable production and consumption in Brazil On June 8 to 10, as part of our project and the New Deal for Nature and People of WWF Brazil action implemented by ICLEI South American Secretariat, this webinar on sustainable production and consumption seeked to foster Brazilian subnational and local governments and the private sector common appropriation of the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework, strengthening the synergies in their advocacy for nature and commitments towards CBD COP15. Get informed
The EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility On June 24, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) of South Africa in partnership with the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, with support from the SA-EU Strategic Partnership launched a project titled “Catalyzing Local Government Action for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)”. This dialogue was articulated with the vertical dialogue series organized by our project and ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center in 6 partner countries from May to July 2021. Get informed
Rising to the restoration challenge – ICLEI webinar #24 Ahead of World Environment Day and following the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, this ICLEI webinar held on June 3rd highlighted how cities and regions are preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems worldwide through the sharing of case studies and best practices from across the world. Get informed
Reflections on engagement with cities & regions to enhance implementation of the post-2020 GBF & the road to COP 15 – ICLEI webinar #25 On July 1, ICLEI hosted its monthly webinar that reflected on the engagement with cities and regions to enhance the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the road to CBD COP 15. Get informed
YOUTH VIEWS ON VIRTUAL NEGOTIATIONS
Intergenerational Dialogue on Meaningful Youth & Civil Society Participation in the CBD during the age of COVID: Digital Inequality vs. Virtual Negotiations During the event, gathering close to 100 representatives of worldwide youth and CBD senior staff, GYBN provided a space for an open dialogue between representatives of civil society, women and youth as well as representatives of governments, different bodies and working groups of the CBD.This event allowed for a vibrant exchange of views and experiences with regards to digital inequality and virtual negotiations. Get informed
CIVIL SOCIETY CONVERGING FOR THE NEGOTIATIONS
The Post-2020 Partnership’s Race is On The Pavilion will be one of the few large pavilions at IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille (September) that is focused entirely on the GBF negotiations. The aim is to create a programme that can respond rapidly to OEWG-3 outcomes. With its 6-day programme, its main focus will be prioritizing the convergence of partners in driving high ambition at CBD COP15 through the generation of coordination advocacy output towards an equitable, nature-positive, climate-neutral future for all. Get informed
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES Biodiversity as a solution to a healthy planet for healthy people
"Human activities such as intensive deforestation or wildlife trade have an impact on the health and balance of ecosystems. Considering that COVID-19 has possibly originated from wildlife, it is crucial to address the risk of spillover events at the human-livestock-ecosystems interface, whilst preserving welfare and biodiversity.” Monique Eloit, Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Read
PROTECTING CORAL REEFS A vulnerable ecosystem critical to living in harmony with nature
"Coral reefs are beautiful colonies that are hidden beneath our ocean surface. They sustain marine life, provide food, jobs, medicines, and protect our shore lines." Emily Corcoran, International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Watch the teaser
"Coral reefs and associated ecosystems are vital for marine biodiversity. They play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas and are critical for the health and wellbeing of many species. Saving coral reefs is also about saving us and future generations.” Virginijus Sinkevičius, Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission Read
From conservation to transformative change for biodiversity: On the road to CBD COP15 in Kunming” at the European Development Days 2021 Together with UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, our project explored integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable use strategies at an Agora session on the occasion of the European Development Days 2021. Get informed
Strengthening the foundational elements of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
This guide seeks to support Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) who wish to strengthen the chapters on Enabling Conditions, Implementation Support Mechanisms, and Responsibility and Transparency (the ‘foundational elements’) in the post-2020 GBF. Read the guide here.
6-7 July, Global Dialogue on the Role of Food and Agriculture in the Global Biodiversity Framework This high-level event is convened jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), on 6-7 July 2021. Registerhere.
New finance guide aims to mobilize financial institutions to engage positively with nature
On 17-18 June, a CBD workshop aimed to facilitate a structured dialogue among experts from the financial community, as well as experts from Parties and stakeholders, on how the finance sector can most effectively contribute to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the 2050 vision. It also presented the new financial sector guide for the Convention on Biological Diversity. Get informed & Read the guide
12 July, Draft 1 of the Global Biodiversity Framework Biodiversity is vital for all life on Earth—but we are losing it at an unprecedented rate.To reverse this dangerous decline, we need a framework to galvanize urgent action by governments & all of society. Learn more about the post-2020 framework here.
6-15 July, Ecosoc High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
The High-level Political Forum, United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies.
7 July, Dialogue on the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework: What is the role of each order of government in Canada, from local to sub-national to national? ICLEI will organize a Canada Vertical Dialogue on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The aim of this session is to bring together a range of stakeholders from the various levels of government in Canada.
9 July, Reinforce Local and SubnationalGovernments’ Actions and Contribution Edinburgh Process for Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework The Government of Scotland, ICLEI and the CBD Secretariat are organizing a China virtual dialogue for the local and subnational governments, national ministries and partner organizations with the aim to exchange the perspective on the development of GBF via the Edinburgh Process, share the actions and best practices of pioneer cities and regions in China, and deliberate on the next steps of collaboration towards COP15 and beyond.
9-13 July, Intergenerational Dialogues (tbc) The Global Youth Biodiversity Network is bringing together a diverse group of mobilizers, activists, and experts across different sectors for two Intergenerational Dialogues to discuss the way forward for us to build collective movements towards an equitable, sustainable future in harmony with nature: Intergenerational Dialogue for a Cultural Change (9-11 July) and Intergenerational Dialogue on Planetary Action and Policy Discussion (13 July) Register here.
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