Highlights and images for 23 November 2018



From L-R: Bala Pisupati, Forum for Law, Environment, Development and Governance (FLEDGE); Andrew Plumptre, Birdlife International; and Kat Bruce, Nature Metrics

On Day 7 of the Rio Conventions Pavilion, various actors working on capacity building in the biodiversity sector held a series of interactive dialogues and workshops.

Themes covered in the morning and afternoon included:

  • ‘Building Capacity Beyond 2020’ – a reflection on capacity building experiences over the past decade of implementation to critically understand successes, failures, and key takeaways;
  • Identifying and informing future actions to support the implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Post-2020 Framework) and the Post-2020 Long-Term Strategic Framework for Capacity Building;
  • The biodiversity mitigation hierarchy as a tool for engaging industry and finance in effective biodiversity management; and
  • Emerging industry trends and technologies in biodiversity data collection, sharing and monitoring that have the potential to improve our ability to effectively implement the mitigation hierarchy.

In the evening, PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet, a multi-thematic, multi-partner initiative for learning and knowledge management, convened an event to highlight its contribution to global policy targets around key COP14 agenda items, such as ecosystem-based adaptation, protected and conserved areas, marine and coastal issues and sustainable agriculture. The morning segment was organized by the UN Environment Programme (UN Environment) in collaboration with the CBD, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), and the African Elephant Fund.The Mitigation Hierarchy and Emerging Technologies Workshop was co-organized by the Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) and the Equator Principles Association.

Photos by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis

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Experiences: From Global to National
From L-R: Patrick Chesney, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat; Warwick Harris, Marshall Islands; Lilian Chimphepo, Malawi; Jamie Cavalier, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat; and Sonia Peña Moreno, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat
Jamie Cavalier, GEF Secretariat
Patrick Chesney, CARICOM Secretariat
Sonia Peña Moreno, IUCN
Lilian Chimphepo, Malawi
Warwick Harris, Marshall Islands
Niamh Brannigan, UNEP
Philippe Mayaux, European Commission
Into the Future: The Post-2020 Frameworks
From L-R: Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network (IIN); Eric Wikramanayake, Environmental Foundation, Sri Lanka; Easter Galuvao, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat; Hilary Allison, UNEP-WCMC; and Philippe Mayaux, European Commission
Lucy Mulenkei, IIN
Eric Wikramanayake, Environmental Foundation, Sri Lanka
Easter Galuvao, SPREP
Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat
Interactive Panel on Biodiversity Impact Avoidance
Yajna Nath Dahal, Nepal
Frazer Lanier, Citigroup
Rose Mwebaza, African Development Bank
Bala Pisupati, FLEDGE
Interactive Panel on Biodiversity Impact Minimization and Restoration
Veronica Lo, Equator Principles Association
Kat Bruce, Nature Metrics
Andrew Plumptre, Birdlife International
Interactive Panel on Βiodiversity Impact Offsetting
Jonathan Ekstrom, The Biodiversity Consultancy
James Trezise, Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)
Emerging Technology to Support Application of the Mitigation Hierarchy
Tim Hirsch, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat
Jamison Ervin, UN Development Programme (UNDP)
Learning from Local Solutions for Achieving Global Biodiversity Targets: The PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet Initiative
Midori Paxton, UNDP
Christiane Paulus, German Federal Ministry for the Environment
Christian Neumann, GRID-Arendal
Bimala Acharya Dahal, Himalaya Organic Garden
Partners launching the “Business engagement” theme in the PANORAMA Solutions for a Healthy Planet Initiative
Around the Venue



Negotiating blocs
Caribbean Community