30 Nov 2022
14:00–15:30

Lieu: Online | Webex

This Executive Briefing on the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, taking place in Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 19 December 2022, was held within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network and provided various perspectives on the preparations and what is expected to be achieved.

About this Session

This briefing focused on the preparations for the second part of the UN Biodiversity Conference (Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 10), and the Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (NP-MOP 4)), taking place in Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 19 December 2022.

The Conference is expected to adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The framework provides a strategic vision and a global roadmap for the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems for the next decade.

As humanity is facing the intertwined triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, pollution, collaborative action is needed from all sides of society to restore harmony with nature and foster a transition to sustainable socio-economic systems. The adoption of the global biodiversity framework is an important step to commit to action that protects nature. Biodiversity and nature conservation is mainstreamed in the multilateral activities of international Geneva, home to some of the key institutions that actively contribute in setting the global agenda to tackle the biodiversity crisis.

This event, to be held a few days ahead of the Conference, and as follow-up to the meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Wetlands, the Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, provided updates on the preparations of this important event and the perspectives from the Geneva Biodiversity Cluster.

Speakers

By order of intervention.

Elizabeth MREMA

Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity

Basile VAN HAVRE

Co-Chair, CBD Open-Ended Working Group for a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework | Environment and Climate Change, Canada

Francis OGWAL

Co-Chair, CBD Open-Ended Working Group for a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework | Natural Resources Manager, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda

Jay ALDOUS

Deputy Secretary General, Convention on Wetlands

David MORGAN

Chief, Science Unit, CITES

Sonia PEÑA MORENO

Director, International Policy Centre, IUCN

Marco LAMBERTINI

Director General, WWF International

Eva ZABEY

Executive Director, Business for Nature

Niklaus WAGNER

Senior Policy Advisor, International Affairs Division, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland

Sylvie MOTARD

Director a.i., Europe Office, UNEP | Moderator

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