This event, co-convened by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA), and the Geneva Environment Network aims at drawing attention to the importance of integrating resilience in the in the Global Biodiversity Framework for greater alignment with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Paris Agreement and the new Glasgow Pact, prior to the final face-to-face negotiations of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to take place early in 2022.

About this Session

In the first quarter of 2022, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet to negotiate the text of the new Global Biodiversity Framework. This meeting is important as it leads up to the 2nd half of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP15), scheduled to take place in Kunming, in 2022.

The first half of COP15 in October 2021, resulted in the Kunming Declaration and pledges for committing to Biodiversity Funds for implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework. Furthermore, Parties committed to development, adoption and implementation of an effective post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

However, to achieve the overarching goals of protecting and enhancing biodiversity, the new Global Biodiversity Framework requires provisions to ensure the resilience of biodiversity and ecosystems in the face of climate change and increasing disaster risk. These provisions would need to include ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

There is a need for greater alignment in the new Global Biodiversity Framework with other important global frameworks, namely the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Paris Agreement and the new Glasgow Pact, which have recognized the importance of ecosystem-based approaches or nature-based solutions for protecting biodiversity and reducing disasters and climate change impacts. In particular, the Sendai Framework has called on the environment and conservation community to promote biodiversity and ecosystem management as critical measures for reducing disaster and climate risks.

The event will discuss:

  • Increasing disaster and climate risks globally and how they impact on biodiversity and ecosystems, and the importance of integrating resilience in the new Global Biodiversity Framework;
  • Country level experiences on how biodiversity and ecosystem-based approaches have been successfully applied to reduce disaster risks and support climate change adaptation;
  • Proposed recommendations for incorporating disaster and climate resilience in the new Global Biodiversity Framework.

Registration

The event will take place online. Kindly register directly on the Webex platform.

Speakers

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Sonia PEÑA MORENO

Director of the International Policy Centre, IUCN

Marisol ESTRELLA

Programme Coordinator for Disaster Risk Reduction, Disasters and Conflicts Branch, UNEP

Takashi MIZUSHINA

First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva

Huw BEYNON

Deputy Chief, UNDRR New York Liaison Office

Sandeep SENGUPTA

Global Coordinator of Climate Change Portfolio, IUCN

Wendy ATIENO

Programme Officer, Ecosystem Based Adaptation, IUCN

Nathalie DOSWALD (Moderator)

Coordinator of the PEDRR Secretariat

Provisional Agenda

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Panel Discussion
  • Q&A
  • PEDRR-FEBA Recommendations
  • Closing Remarks

Video

In addition to the live WebEx and Facebook transmissions, the video will be available on this webpage.

Documents

  • Save the date
  • Invitation

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Resources