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WG2020-4 Information Session on the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming & Montreal Action Agenda for Nature and People (June 25, 2022 - Nairobi)

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Information Session Overview

Sharm El Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People - Moving from Biodiversity Commitments to Implementation in the Real Economy

Building from the CBD March 2022 resumed sessions and reflections from participants on elevating and defining the role of the Action Agenda, in the context of the post-2020 implementation phase, the Friends of Action, together with the co-chairs of the WG2020-4 and COP14 and 15 Presidencies have co-organized an information session on “the Real Economy – moving from commitments to implementation” on 25 June, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The session anticipates a discussion among Parties, and non-state actors participating at the WG2020-4, to learn about the role of non-state actor commitments and how they are catalyzing change in individual operations, sector coalitions and across different networks. At the same time the session expects to identify sectors moving from commitment to implementation, offer clarity on voluntary progress tracking, and mark certainly from Parties that non-state actors are part of the solution to implement the post-2020 framework. The session in Nairobi will feed into a COP15 High-Level Action Agenda Day to provide inputs to structure the day, as well as to demonstrate sector readiness, long-term actions, and multi-partner backing.


First Action Agenda Champion - Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
Climate and Energy Lead, WWF and Chair of the Friends of Action group


COP Presidency

Dr. Guomei ZHOU
COP 15 Presidency, China

Dr. Hamdallah Zedan
COP 14 Presidency, Egypt

Mr. Basile van Havre
Co-Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Mr. Francis Ogwal
Co-Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Mr. David Cooper
CBD Deputy Executive Secretary/Executive Secretary

Ms. Ingrid Coetzee
Director, Biodiversity, Nature & Health, Local Governments for Sustainability, Global Cities Biodiversity Center (ICLEI)

Mr. Michael Ofosuhene-Wise
Climate and Nature Manager, Business for Nature (B4N)

Ms. Joji Carino, Ibaloi -Igorot
Coordinator, The Cordillera, Philippines and IIFB

Mr. Syed Mohazri S. Hazari
Deputy Head, Ecology & Environment Department, DHI Water & Environment, Malaysia

Mr. Suresh Weerasinghe
Head of EU and International Public Affairs at Aviva, Finance for Biodiversity Foundation