The theme for the Rio Conventions Pavilion (RCP) on Monday, 12 December, was Protected Areas: “Partnerships for improving natural wealth for achieving global targets and for addressing global challenges.” The session provided a forum to discuss the status of implementation of Aichi Target 11 (protected areas) and national "roadmaps" of prioriy actions; how the roadmaps contribute to achieving the Target; and helping countries in implementing their roadmap in order to achieve multiple benefits.
The EU, UNDP, Japan Biodiversity Fund, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), Governments of Germany, Republic of Korea, India, Mexico, Brazil, GEF, Birdlife International, IUCN, Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD), Red Latinoamericana de Cooperación Técnica en Parques Naturales, Áreas Protegidas, Fauna y Flora Silvestre (REDPAQUES) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) were co-organizers.
In the morning session, participants heard about progress in implementing Aichi Target 11 and national roadmaps. Session 1 showcased experiences from the Asia and Pacific region, with presentations from India, Fiji, SPREP and ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. Session 2 focused on Africa, with experiences from South Africa and Uganda, and on support from Germany and IFDD.
In the afternoon, Session 3 on Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) focused on Mexico and Brazil, and the work of REDPARQUES. Session 4 presented perspectives from Europe, including the Governments of Albania and Malta, the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) and IUCN/WCPA Global Programme, Europe. The last Session featured presentations by the GEF Secretariat, BirdLife International, UNEP/WCMC, and Indigenous Peoples' and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA) Consortium.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary report from RCP at CBD COP 13. A summary of the Rio Conventions Pavilion events is available in HTML and PDF.
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L-R: Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat; Stefan Leiner, European Commission, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, CBD; Matthias Krause, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany; Neville Ash, UN Environment (UNEP); Jamison Ervin, UN Development Programme (UNDP); and Trevor Sandwith, IUCN
Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, CBD
Stefan Leiner, European Commission
Neville Ash, UNEP
Matthias Krause, BMZ, Germany
Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat, Edjigayehu Seyoum, CBD Secretariat, and David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD, thank Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, CBD, for his work in advancing Protected Areas around the world
Session 1: Asia and Pacific Region
L-R: Vinod Mathur, Wildlife Institute of India; Eleni Tokaduadua, Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment, Fiji; Stuart Chape, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); Roberto Oliva, Executive Director, Asian Nations (ASEAN) Centre for Biodiversity (ACB); and Ignacio March, National Commission for Natural Protected Areas, Mexico
Ignacio March, National Commission for Natural Protected Areas, Mexico
Vinod Mathur, Wildlife Institute of India
Eleni Tokaduadua, Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment, Fiji
Stuart Chape, SPREP
Session 2: Africa Region
View of the panel during the session
Aggret Rwetsiba, Uganda Wildlife Authority
Thanduxolo Mkefe, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Participants in the session engage with the panel
Session 3: Latin America and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
View of the panel during the session
Jamison Ervin, UNDP
Ugo Vercillo, Chico Mendes Institute, Brazil
Cláudio Maretti, IUCN
Participants during the session
Session 4: Europe
Marie Therese Gambin, Environment and Planning Authority, Malta
Klodiana Marika, Ministry of Environment, Albania
Grégoire Dubois, EU Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Session 5: Presentation by Other Partners
Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend, ICCA Consortium
Pepe Clarke, BirdLife International
Naomi Kingston, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Trevor Sandwith, IUCN
Mark Zimsky, GEF Secretariat
Launch of the 'Protected Planet' Report
Partners of the 'Protected Planet' report and participants in the session join hands in support for the implementation of the National Priority Actions on Protected Areas for achieving multiple benefits