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Celebrating 25 years of CBD and its aim to tackle the increasing global biodiversity crisis

02/03/2018 - 15:00 - 16:45
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High-level discussion on the occasion of World Wildlife Day

The High-level discussion "Celebrating 25 years of CBD and its aim to tackle the increasing global biodiversity crisis" took place at the International Environment House on 2 March 2018.

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2020 is expected to update the Convention’s strategic plan. This would be done in the context of the 2050 Vision of the current Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 as well the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other relevant international processes, and in the light of an assessment of progress in achieving the goals and Aichi Biodiversity Targets of the current plan as well as of future scenarios of change.

Agenda

15:00
Welcome

Jan DUSIK, UN Environment, Europe Office, Director a.i.
Video message on World Wildlife Day introduced by CITES

15:05
Celebrating 25 years of CBD and its aim to tackle the increasing global biodiversity crisis

Introduction
Janos PASZTOR, Executive Director, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2)

Keynote presentation
Cristiana Pașca PALMER, CBD Executive Secretary

Discutants
David MORGAN, Chief, Governing Bodies and Meeting Services
Cyriaque N. SENDASHONGA, Global Director, IUCN Policy and Programme Group
Maria RIVWRA, Senior Regional Advisor for the Americas, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Hesiquio BENITEZ, General Director for International Affairs and Implementation National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity of Mexico (CONABIO) 
Norbert BAERLOCHER, Head Rio Conventions, International Affairs Division, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Moderation: Janosz PASZTOR

16:00
Questions & answers

16.25
Closing remarks

16:30
Vin d'honneur offered by the Swiss Confederation

 

 

 

 

Welcoming remarks by Jan Dusik, UN Environment Europe Office Director

Video message on World Wildlife Day introduced by CITES (David Morgan)

 

Keynote presentation by Cristiana Pașca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary

 

Discutants

·          David Morgan, Chief, Governing Bodies and Meeting Services (John is in NY for the main WWD event)

·          Cyriaque N. Sendashonga, Global Director, IUCN Policy and Programme Group (Inger is traveling)

·          Ramsar SG (TBC) or her deputy

·          Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Lieu: 

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