Highlights and images of main proceedings for 23 November 2018



Highlights for Friday, 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.

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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