Highlights and images of main proceedings for 22 November 2018

Egypt

Summary

Highlights for Thursday, 22 November 2018

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.

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    Opening Session
    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
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    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
    Trevor Sandwith, IUCN
    Naomi Kingston, UNEP-WCMC
    Caiphus E. Khumalo, South Africa
    James Watson, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

    Participants

    Negotiating blocs
    European Union