The Stakeholder Open Webinar series is intended to provide an important – and on-going – opportunity for Parties and stakeholders to engage in a constructive exchange of views, and enhance their understanding of elements related to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, taking into consideration key related messages from the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-5).
The first webinar, in the series, will be on the theme of “Exploring linkages between climate change and biodiversity for the development of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.” The webinar is envisioned as an informal space to hear perspectives from Parties and stakeholders on key issues and concepts, and to help inform their negotiating positions in advance of SBSTTA-24, SBI-3, and WG2020-3.
The Stakeholder Open Webinar – Exploring linkages between climate change and biodiversity for the development of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will not be a negotiation session.
The webinar will focus on the following themes:
- Understanding the ‘Big Picture’ of climate change and biodiversity
- The webinar will begin with a context-setting presentation that explores the key linkages between actions to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity, and efforts to mitigate and adapt to a rapidly changing climate.
- Building better bridges between the UNFCCC and CBD
- The webinar will then feature an in-depth presentation on linkages between the UNFCCC and the CBD, and ways to ensure coherent approaches to both conventions.
The presentations will be followed by an open discussion with Parties and Stakeholders.
In preparation, participants may wish to consult the following documents:
- Overview of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Process (SBI agenda item 5)
- Update of the Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
- Global Biodiversity Outlook -5
The webinar is open to all registered participants, the webinar will consist of a two-hour session, conducted in English.
12 January 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 am EDT
To register, click on the link below:
Ms. Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, Director, Implementation and Support Division, SCBD
Welcome by the WG2020 Co-Chairs, Mr. Francis Ogwal (Uganda) and Mr. Basile van Havre (Canada)
Dr. Ajay Mathur is Director General of TERI - The Energy & Resources Institute of India
Mr. Charles Barber, Director, Forest Legality Initiative & Senior Biodiversity Advisor (WRI)
Parties and stakeholders to provide views and questions via statements and the chat function.
The Co-Chairs and invited expert to provide responses as needed.
Co-Chairs to provide a summary and indicate next steps.