Biodiversity Action for and by the Global South
Given the combined strength of countries from the global South to cooperate and collaborate in securing the future of this Planet, this event discussed opportunities for enhancing inter and intra-regional cooperation to realize the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
High-Level Breakfast on Soil Biodiversity: Launch of the Global Soil Biodiversity Observatory
Soil biodiversity loss remains one of the main global threats to food security in many regions of the world and is likely greater than estimated due to the lack of data on this issue.
Green and Blue Finance Solutions: The Road to a Sustainable Belize
This side event presented a range of solutions for conservation and sustainable management and use of biodiversity in Belize, emphasizing integrated approaches in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity toward common objectives and financing solutions.
Deepening Synergies Between the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement
Nature-positive synergies between these important agreements are possible through: comprehensive management of risks, breaking down silos, and integrating policies, budgets, and plans at all levels.
Just Transformations – Land Tenure Rights as the Basis for Restoring Land and Biodiversity While Protecting People and Livelihoods
This side event invited key stakeholders from the local, national, and global levels to discuss the need to make the protection of legitimate tenure rights the basis for implementation of the Rio Conventions to enable just transitions.
Biodiversity and the Energy Revolution
Releasing the results of a book on Biodiversity and Revolution of Energy and Electric Power, this forum addressed the unsustainable, fossil fuel-dominated pattern of energy development as a major underlying issue and contributor to the biodiversity crisis.
10 Years of the Nagoya Protocol: Successes, Challenges, and Looking Forward
This high-level breakfast discussed actions in implementing and operationalizing the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing in a mainstreamed, effective, and practical manner—and how to ensure full ratification of the Protocol by all CBD Parties.
High-level Event of the United Nations Regional Commissions
The regional economic commissions showcased how they are working to incorporate biodiversity targets into their portfolios.
Launch of the SIDS Coalition for Nature and Call for Action: Advocating for Greater Means for Achieving Ambitious Objectives
This CBD COP 15 side event made a call to action to enhance the means of implementing ambitious objectives for nature in SIDS under the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.