At the close of the day, Jamison Ervin, UNDP (second from the left), invited all partners to the stage to mark the formal launch of the Global Partnership on Aichi Target 11.
The sixth day at the Rio Conventions Pavilion focused on support for implementation of Protected Areas in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Post-2020 Framework) and the long-term strategy for capacity building that will be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the CBD.
The event marked the launch of the ‘Partnership for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 with Attendant Multiple Benefits,’ a strengthened commitment to mobilize the global community around the implementation of Target 11.
Throughout the day, six technical sessions and interactive discussions took place to discuss:
Experiences from sub-regional implementation support networks;
Protected Areas and synergies with other biodiversity-related conventions;
Governance and other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs);
Protected Areas as Natural Solutions; and
Strengthening Protected Areas for the Future.
In the evening, a reception took place to celebrate the formal launch of the Global Partnership on Aichi Target 11.
The Day was co-organized by a network of partners including the CBD Secretariat, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the European Union.
From L-R: Stefan Leiner, European Commission; Matthias Krause, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany; Yosuke Kuramoto, Japan; Tomas Anker Christensen, Chief Advisor to the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean; and Kathy MacKinnon, International Union for Conservation of Nature-World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA)
Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat, and Tomas Anker Christensen, Chief Advisor to the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean
Kathy MacKinnon, IUCN-WCPA, with Yosuke Kuramoto, Japan
Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat
Tomas Anker Christensen, Chief Advisor to the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean
Kathy MacKinnon, IUCN-WCPA
Stefan Leiner, European Commission
Matthias Krause, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Alan Boyd, South Africa, and Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat
Technical Session 1: Experiences from Sub-regional Implementation Support Networks
Amanda Wheatley, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Clarissa Arida, Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
Ruchi Pant, UN Development Programme (UNDP)
Technical Session 2: Experiences from Sub-regional Implementation Support Networks
View of the dais during Techical Session 2
Imen Meliane, IUCN-WCPA
Alan Boyd, South Africa
Kathy Gregoire, Pronatura Mexico
Monica Alvarez, Pronatura Mexico
Technical Session 3: Protected Areas and Synergies
Meriem Bouamrane, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Fernando Camacho, National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), Mexico
María Rivera, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat
Stuart Chape, SPREP
Technical Session 4: Governance and Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs)
Teddy Baguilat, Indigenous and Conserved Communities Area (ICCA) Consortium
Ghanimat Azhdari, ICCA Consortium
Harry Jonas, IUCN
Terence Hay-Edie, UNDP
Technical Session 5: Multiple Benefits: Protected Areas as Natural Solutions
Neville Ash, UNEP-WCMC
Nigel Dudley, IUCN-WCPA
Jamison Ervin, UNDP
Karen Keenleyside, IUCN-WCPA
Technical Session 6: Strengthening Protected Areas for the Future
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