Highlights and images of main proceedings for 21 November 2018



Highlights for Wednesday, 21 November 2018

On the fifth day of the Rio Conventions Pavilion, participants convened in a series of panel and roundtable discussions under the overall theme of ‘Rethinking Biodiversity Governance for Transformative Change.’ The discussions focused on:

  • Imagining how the transformative change agenda can support the achievement of the objectives of the three Rio Conventions, as well as other biodiversity-related multilateral agreements and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Exchanging good practices on improved biodiversity governance for transformative change;
  • Exploring ways of improving biodiversity governance in the design and implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework; and
  • Enhance the contribution of non-state actors to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
  • The Day was co-organized by Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), Strathclyde University, SwedBio - Stockholm Resilience Centre (SwedBio/SRC), UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and Agence Française pour la Biodiversité (AFB).

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    Global changes and biodiversity governance
    From L-R: Lin Li, World Wildlife Foundation for Nature (WWF) International; Jonathan Pickering, University of Canberra; Trevor Sandwith, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Wageningen University and Research (WUR); and Marcel Kok, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
    Lin Li, WWF International
    Marcel Kok, PBL
    Trevor Sandwith, IUCN
    Aleksandar Rankovic, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
    The conventions landscape in a post-2020 context
    View of the panel during the session
    Andreas Obrecht, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
    Jerry Harrison, UNEP-WCMC
    Sonia Peña Moreno, IUCN
    Akane Nakamura, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Human rights and biodiversity: How to design the post-2020 governance system
    Claudia Ituarte-Lima, SwedBio - Stockholm Resilience Centre (SwedBio/SRC)
    Mika Schröder, Univeristy of Strathclyde
    Tristan Tyrrell, SwedBio/SRC
    Philippe Puydarrieux, IUCN
    Engaging businesses in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
    Jaco du Toit, WWF UK
    Yann Laurans, IDDRI
    François Gauthiez, AFB
    Jonathan Ekstrom, Biodiversity Consultancy
    The future of biodiversity governance for civil society
    Jinfeng Zhou, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF)
    Kristina Raab, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UfZ)
    Xavier Sticker, Ambassador for the Environment, France
    Florence Daguitan, Tebtebba
    From L-R: Florence Daguitan, Tebtebba; Mika Schröder, Univeristy of Strathclyde; Kristina Raab, UfZ; and Jinfeng Zhou, CBCGDF
    Local governance – the key role of cities and other sub-national initiatives in transformative change for biodiversity
    Hesiquio Benítez Díaz, National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)
    Ingrid Coetzee, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
    Cyrille Barnérias, AFB
    Laura Tozer, Durham University
    Post-2020 – Policy panel
    Edda Fernandez, Mexico
    Neville Ash, UNEP-WCMC
    Humberto Delgado Rosa, European Commission
    Basile van Havre, Canada
    From L-R: Edda Fernandez, Mexico; Basile van Havre, Canada; Humberto Delgado Rosa, European Commission; Elisabeth Chouraki, France; and Neville Ash, UNEP-WCMC
    You're never too young to take an interest in biodiversity.