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Rio Conventions Pavilion (RCP) at CBD COP13

5-14 December 2016 | Cancún, Mexico

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The final day of the Rio Conventions Pavilion took place under the themes of mainstreaming gender equality and ensuring planetary health

IISD Reporting Services - RCP at CBD COP 13 On Wednesday, 14 December, the Rio Conventions Pavilion (RCP) convened under two themes. The first theme, ‘Mainstreaming Equality and Social Inclusion,’ was organized by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR); Collaborative Partnership for Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW); Conservation International (CI); GEF; Governments of Canada, Botswana, Mexico and Tanzania; Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network (IWBN); IUCN; TRAFFIC, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Vandana Shiva, WorldFish, and World Resources Institute (WRI).

The second theme, ‘Planetary Health: Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface for Sustainable Development,' was organized by the CBD Secretariat, Planetary Health Alliance, and Loyola Sustainability Research Centre. The Rockefeller Foundation - Lancet Commission on Planetary Health, UNEP, EcoHealth Alliance, Future Earth, GEO BON, IUCN, WCPA, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU IIGH), Bioversity International and Community Health Initiative and the World Health Organization were partners.

In the morning, the first session addressed how to maximize opportunities for participatory and inclusive sustainable development and included country perspectives from Mexico and Botswana. Participants heard an address by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz the UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous Peoples on examples and opportunities for advancing inclusive and equitable agendas at national and international levels. The second morning session provided a platform to reflect on linking community-level initiatives to national action to achieve the SDGs from the ground up, with a global overview on knowledge and gaps provided by CIFOR and presentations on local level initiatives presented by CI, IUCN, IWBN and WorldFish.

The afternoon event began with presentations of key messages from three global reports on environment and health. A second session showcased innovative cross-sectoral work on dimensions of planetary health. Then participants held an informal round table discussion on: local engagement; agrobiodiversity, food security and nutrition; land use change and infectious disease emergence; and ‘nature-based solutions’ to support human health.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary report from RCP at CBD COP 13. A summary of the Rio Conventions Pavilion events is available in HTML and PDF.

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Opening Session


Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, CBD

Vandana Shiva, Indian Scholar and Environmental Activist (via video message)


PART 1: MAINSTREAMING EQUALITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION


Session 1: Maximizing opportunities for participatory and inclusive sustainable development


View of the panel during the session


Risa Smith, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Yoko Watanabe, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Jobe Manga, Ministry of Environment, Botswana

Ana Cecilia Conde Álvarez, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change, Mexico


Participants during the session


Session 2: From the ground up - drawing the links from community level initiatives to national action to achieve the SDGs


View of the panel during the session


Natalie Elwell, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Amy Duchelle, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Maggie Roth, IUCN

Mónica Morales, Conservation International (CI)

Afrina Choudhury, WorldFish


PART 2: PLANETARY HEALTH - STRENGTHENING THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


Session 1: Presentation of key messages global reports at the intersection of global environmental change and human health


A slide from the video presentation by Andy Haines, Chair, The Rockefeller Foundation - Lancet Commission on Planetary Health report


Cristina Romanelli, CBD Secretariat

Marieta Sakalian, UN Environment (UNEP)


Daniel Hougendobler, World Health Organization (WHO)

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, CBD


Session 2: Dimensions of planetary health, institutional experiences and best practices


Michael Gill, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) (via video conferencing)

Christopher Golden, Planetary Health Alliance and Harvard School of Public Health, US


Peter Stoett, Concordia University, Canada

Karen Keenleyside, Parks Canada


Participants discuss informally



Around the Venue




The International Institute of Sustainable Development Reporting Services team covering the RCP (L-R): Sandra Gagnon; Keith Ripley; Asheline Appleton; and Kiara Worth


Specific funding for coverage of RCP at CBD COP 13 has been provided by the European Union (EU)
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