On the occasion of the CO14 in Egypt, we organized a side-event that officially launched “Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework -EU support”!
During this workshop, participants shared ideas on the possible scope and content of different elements of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Expertise France, UNESCO, the European Union and Entreprises pour l’Environnement, co-organized a « Rendez-vous de l’Expertise », « Kunming 2020 : towards a new global deal between man and nature? »
This was an opportunity to inform and exchange on the latest advances and opportunities on Natural Capital Accounting in Africa in the context of the process towards a post-2020 framework for biodiversity.
On the 13th and 14th of May 2019, a key workshop took place in the preparation of the post-2020 strategic global biodiversity framework. It gathered representatives from EU and China for a fruitful bilateral dialogue on several key topics.
Participants discussed the opportunities and challenges for the post-2020 global framework resulting from the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 in the region.
This dialogue co-organized by the European Commission and the Ministry of the Environment in Japan enabled to share perspectives on these issues, including perspectives from negotiators, business, NGOs representatives, and experts from the United Nations University.
The project team participated in the first international summit The Nature of Cities (TNOC) to mobilize cities, metropolitan areas and subnational governments to instil a global dynamism that will support the signature of an ambitious agreement at the COP 15.
The 2019 Trondheim Conference addressed the challenges of achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity, explored pathways for the transformational changes needed, and contributed to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Building on the recommendations of the roadmap signed in Paris last June, this was an opportunity to further consolidate and develop the recommendations that were adopted and integrate the metropolis participating to the summit as signatories.
The 18th edition of CITES conference debates involved what concrete elements can CITES bring to the Post2020 biodiversity framework and how it can best reinforce the CITES Strategic Vision 2021-2030.
Participants engaged in a first discussion on national plans in view of COP15 and presented three technical issues: access and benefit sharing (ABS) and digital sequence information (DSI) as well as natural capital accounting.
Prior to the first OEWG session, our project facilitated an expert meeting in cooperation with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) on intergenerational equity and its transposition in the CBD context.
176 young people from 83 countries gathered in the Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve in China for the opening of the 2nd MAB Youth Forum. UNESCO has brought them together to empower them and work together under the theme ‘Committed to Biodiversity’ towards the COP15.
The goal of the UN Climate Action Summit was to ensure countries are aware of the 2020 calendar, that the global focus on climate gains momentum, and to monitor countries transitional investments from fossil fuels to renewables.
ECLAC and IDDRI organized a 3-days meeting of experts from Latin American biodiversity knowledge institutions or think tanks to take stock of ongoing mobilisation in the region, and organize future collective work.
35 participants engaged in this Finland EU-Presidency workshop held in Brussels. It brought together officials from EU Member States and non-Member States. The general objective of this combined event was to generate horizontal exchanges between CBD COP 15 negotiators in the run-up to the COP 15.
The city of Lille (France) welcomed National Focal Point of CBD as part of a “Nature en Ville” study visit. The delegates were able to apprehend local biodiversity policy initiatives such as urban farms, shared garden or a climate change-adapted district. Walking around the city, delegates discovered various innovations to support sustainable development solutions in the cities.
The side event "Protected Areas and Other Effective Area-based Conservation Methods: contributions to the sustainable use of biodiversity in the post-2020 Framework" took place at the Pabellón UE RedParques during the III Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas in Lima, Peru, on 17 October 2019.
On October 28th and 29th, Post2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support, Future Earth and IRD co-organized a workshop in Rabat, Morocco on sustainable production & consumption. Through brainstorming sessions and debates, the participants worked on co-building an action agenda to use science and sustainability to better reach Sustainable Development Goals.
The EU – China Environment Project organized an EU-China dialogue to exchange views on topical aspects of the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The event aimed at finding common ground on important issues related to the negotiations for a new Post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
We organized a pre-workshop at the occasion of CBD workshop on ecosystem restoration targets in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which provided a much-needed opportunity for CBD Parties and international partners working on restoration to discuss the role of ecosystem restoration and created a common understanding about the issue.
Post2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support organized a one-week preparatory workshop at UNESCO HQ in the perspective of the Paris Peace Forum held right after. The objective was to facilitate coordination between youth leaders from different sectors of society. News available soon!
The Paris Peace Forum was the opportunity to launch our campaign promoting Youth as the new major player when it comes to global negotiations toward COP15. The Project partnered with GYBN to voice youth environmental preoccupations for the future, and significantly increased campaign's visibility. News available soon...
The event, organized during Montreal SBSTTA on November 26th, explored the relevance of setting a unique apex target for the post-2020 biodiversity framework, or a small number of overarching targets, with a view of translating the post 2020 biodiversity framework into action.
Through this side event organized during Montreal SBSTTA23 on November 26th, the project deepened its cooperation with ICLEI on the topics related to Cities and Local Authorities and their action on biodiversity and to further implement this cooperation.
This side-event held in Montreal during SBSTTA on November 28th presented the first reflections, products and the next steps of a collective work undertaken by high-level biodiversity LAC experts from biodiversity knowledge and management institutions, governments (including negotiators), academia and from organizations with a regional or global perspective, met at ECLAC headquarters (Santiago, Chile), to share their concrete experiences for the strengthening of science and policy interactions and the development of a regional vision for the post-2020 framework.
The side-event organized on November 27th during SBSTTA in Montreal was the occasion to showcase the work and significance of youth in bringing about a strong post-2020 biodiversity framework. It focused on a series of exchanges and presentations in which stakeholder discussed several topics, including: building a large youth movement ahead of COP15 and beyond the biodiversity silo; integrating the concept of intergenerational equity in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; a youth agenda and roadmap towards COP15, as well as the reasons why young people should be taken more into account in the CBD decision-making process.
This side-event held during SBSTTA on November 29th raised awareness on science-policy platform messages to participating decision makers including CBD national focal points. It provided grounds for a more effective communication and integration of science messages into policy making for transformational change.
During UNFCCC COP25 held in Madrid, the Project held a side-event on December 5th that raised awareness on the importance of addressing together climate change and biodiversity loss as inseparable threats to humankind. The output of the side-event discussions was on the agenda of the high-level event on ‘scaling up climate action through circular economy and nature-based solutions’ planned on December 10th at COP25.
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos is the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. In this regard, the Forum's mission – improving the state of the world – guides the design and development of the Annual Meeting objectives. Catch up on roundtables and speeches on WEF replay platform.
This workshop, organized by CONABIO, SEMARNAT and Mexican Secretariat for Foreign Affairs, raised awareness among government officials and key stakeholders about national and international biodiversity processes, and initiate consultations about the zero draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework provided by the Co-Chairs of the Open-Ended Working Group.
A group of almost 30 African negotiators of the CBD met in the kingdom of eSwatini. The European Commission has proposed to organize a meeting to strengthen the dialogue between African countries and EU Member States before the meeting of the OEWG 2.
Multiple stakeholders attended the workshop including civil society private sector, government representatives, all aiming at drawing a common roadmap for the identification of a Colombian agenda Post-2020.
The workshop, co-organized with ICLEI, followed up on 2019 events that paved the way towards the further mobilization of cities and local actors.
The objective of this Forum, organized alongside the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and UNESCO was to support the development of a cross-constituency African youth network engaged in biodiversity and to build upon the achievements of the Youth Leadership Dialogue (Paris, November 2019). The event was planned as a back-to-back forum to the African Union Summit, which was held on February 9 and 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This second national workshop focused on sharing ideas on the zero draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework prepared by the co-chairs, in order to start some debate on Uganda position on the matter.
The thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals addressed a broad range of issues related to the objectives of the convention. The meeting provided an opportunity to consider how the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015-2023 can be mutually supportive.
Before the opening of the OEWG2, the Conference of the Parties has decided to explore the development of enhanced review mechanisms for the Convention to strengthen implementation under the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework convened to advance preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Held on March 26th, this webinar was organized by ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center with the support of the Post 20202 Biodiversity Framework.EU support project. It was part of the Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinars series held monthly to keep the local and subnational government constituency, networks, and partners up-to-date on key milestones and the participatory preparation process of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) on the roadmap to COP 15.
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A workshop webinar for subnational and regional and local governments was organized by the Scottish government. This workshop brought together a globally balanced representation of subnational, Regional and Local Governments from across the world to undertake knowledge exchange and sharing of information to meet the aims and ambitions of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, as well as to provide constructive outcomes for the Co-Chairs of the Open-Ended Working Group.
The webinar, held on April 16th 2020, brought reflections on the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity (2011-2020), recommendations for a renewed Plan of Action, and an overview of the Edinburgh Process and Declaration. It echoed a Call for a Renewed and Stepped-Up Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity at COP 15.
On May 14th, 2020, the webinar addressed the links between disease outbreaks frequency linked to biodiversity loss and climate change as an urgent reminder of the need to adopt integrated approaches such as the One Health one.
The slogan “Our solutions are in nature” emphasises hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature. 2020 is the year when, more than ever, the world can signal a strong will for a global framework that will “bend the curve” on biodiversity loss for the benefit of humans and all life on Earth. Check our website and social media to take a look back at our activities and our partners' throughout this 2020 Biodiversity Week that built up to International Biodiversity Day on May 22nd.
UNESCO held a webinar on the 22nd of May, during the International Biodiversity Day, and set up online dialogues and conversations between experts, UNESCO networks, in particular their sites and youth networks, private sector partners and artists. The aim was to share scientific assessment of the unprecedented health crisis we are going through, but also to come together in this period of great uncertainty around common values, to share the resources on which we can rely upon to be collectively resilient and to make the necessary changes.
Through this week of action, the Biodiversity Week has created awareness about the building blocks of nature and ecosystems, has driven initiatives big and small, and has given youth across the globe a collaborative platform, and demanded bold action for people and nature. Youth networks intended to lead the way.
The European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, farmers, business and consumers for jointly working towards a competitively sustainable future.
For the International Biodiversity Day, the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE) and the "Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework-EU support project" has launched a stream of activities entitled “Path towards mainstreaming biodiversity in Costa Rica national policy”. The activities foreseen under various innovating formats in the respect of gender, equity and equality principles aimed at strengthening the country’s ability to contribute to a more ambitious post-2020 biodiversity framework during CBD COP15.
On June 2nd, Finance Watch and the Club of Rome hosted an online conference on the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy 2030, Green Deal & Recovery Plan. Several high-level policymakers and expert speakers participated to this online conference, following the publication by Finance Watch of its new report, Nature’s Return.
June 4th webinar reflected on the journey since 2010 and provided an overview of achievements linked to the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity.
World Environment Day host country Colombia has put together a wide-ranging series of events featuring experts on biodiversity issues from across the globe. Replay of the events available here.
On the World Environment Day, this webinar will launch the Possible Dialogue program. This initiative is led by the Instituto Espinhaço, which actively took part to the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project activities in Brazil.
Hosted by Paul Polman, Co-founder of IMAGINE, and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and news anchor Tian Wei, this event brought together inspiring business and world leaders and explored how making nature part of your decision-making is critical to becoming a future-fit business. Sign up their call to action for businesses around the world here before July 31st!
On June 19, Resilient Food Production sector of Euroclima+ programme, implemented by Expertise France, held a webinar on Traditional Food production from indigenous communities in Latin America. Our Deputy Team Leader Hugo Rivera Mendoza was among the panelists.
This session explored how to raise ambition in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, specifically as regards drivers of loss. Speakers addressed key drivers such as food systems, agriculture, supply chain, conflict and unsustainable production consumption.
On June 25th, Costa Rica launched the first national workshop of Costa Rica + Natura cycle of activity with high-level representatives from all national biodiversity instutions. It was followed by four participative break-out groups sessions running until July 3rd. Results will be presented over an online plenary session on July 10th.
The Post-2020 Pavilion will be convened during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France from 07-15 January 2021. On July 7th, the Post-2020 Pavilion hosted a public virtual event on "Transforming the Financial System to Eliminate Nature Loss". The objective of this session was to identify the new tools on nature disclosure that could help to achieve a systemic change in finance for nature under the Post-2020 Framework.
This session explored the transformative change needed to position a new relationship with nature, recognizing its value as the basis for human well-being, justice and equity as well as peace and security.
The webinar took place on July 23rd and focused on the Edinburgh Process and the strength of global partnerships for local and subnational action on nature.
Considering the extraordinary situation caused by the novel Coronavirus and given the role that IPBES can play in strengthening the knowledge base on biodiversity links of current and future pandemics such as COVID-19 and in reaching a wide public, the IPBES Bureau and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, after recent discussions, decided that IPBES will organize a virtual Platform workshop on the link between biodiversity and pandemics, from 27-31 July 2020.
The webinar will take place on August 20th and will focus on a green recovery and lessons learned from nature in the context of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Register to ICLEI webinar that will be held at 10am CAT and 3pm at CAT.
This launch will precede the local biodiversity outlook 2 on the 16th.
Reflecting on the SBSTTA and SBI special virtual sessions. Register to ICLEI webinar that will be held at 10am CAT and 3pm at CAT.
The webinar held on September 23rd set out to Parties to the Convention the outcomes of the Edinburgh Process, and discussed how to achieve greater integration of subnational governments, cities and local authorities in implementing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
To coincide with the 75th UN General Assembly, and leading up to the UN Biodiversity Summit, UNDP, UNEP, CBD and partners are creating a four-day Nature for Life Hub — a virtual space where global and local leaders will share stories on the importance of nature for sustainable development.
On September 25th, the second day of the Nature For Life Hub called upon the financial and business sector to disrupt business-as-usual finance practices by placing nature at the center of decision-making. The sessions charted the way forward towards transforming the economy for a better future.
66 countries have come together on 28 September 2020, ahead of the Summit to send a united signal to step up global ambition for biodiversity and to commit to matching our collective ambition for nature, climate and people with the scale of the crisis at hand.
Heads of States and governments together with international stakeholders gathering to take action on biodiversity for sustainable development.
The European Union Green Week 2020 took place between 19-22 October 2020, under the theme of nature and biodiversity. The Green Week highlighted biodiversity's many contributions to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth. The Green Week gathered representatives from States, international organizations, civil society and a private sector, and presented an ambitious strategy for nature, showing that transformative change is possible in the post-2020 global biodiveristy framework and beyond. EU Green Week programme.
Created by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn, Daring Cities is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower courageous urban leaders – including mayors and other decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and shift towards business-as-possible. Daring Cities showcases and catalyzes exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts.
The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) has launched a survey that will bring together youth voices for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework!
As the youth constituency to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), GYBN has been leading a Youth Engagement Roadmap for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Take the survey here.
World Cities Day 2020 is the seventh global celebration since the day was launched on 31 October 2014 in Shanghai, China. Under overarching theme of Better City, Better Life, the aim of the day is to focus the international community’s attention on urbanisation as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development.
Reflecting on the outcome of Daring Cities: "Update on recent and forthcoming events" Register to ICLEI webinar that will be held at 10am CAT and 3pm CAT.
From November 6th to 15th, the Global Youth Biodiversity Network organizes online capacity building training sessions as a key component of Youth engagement Roadmap for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Taking place 9-12 November 2020, the Finance in Common Summit will stress the crucial role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures that will have a long-term impact on the planet and societies.
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.
The objective of this workshop will be opening a space for discussions on concrete policy paths for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, prior to SBI3 and raising awareness on the importance of transparency and accountability as a COP15 topic of discussion.
The Nature of Cities (TNOC) Festival will take place from 22-26 February 2021. The core theme will be: "Cities that are better for nature and all people".
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