Opening Webinar

Consultation on the Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity


The opening webinar was organized online on 27 July 2020 as the first of a series of activities organized for the thematic consultation on the sustainable use of biological diversity for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The webinar was organized by the co-chairs of the open-ended working group on post-2020 global biodiversity framework, in close collaboration with the co-leads of the consultation and with the support of the Secretariat. The webinar was attended by over 200 participants from over 40 Parties. A summary of discussions from this webinar will be included in the report of the consultation that will be made available for the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice.


This webinar held discussions that aimed to provide further insight and help strengthen those elements related to the sustainable use of biodiversity in the post-2020 framework. Links to the recorded webinar and the complete list of presentations can be found below.

Link to the recorded webinar

Introduction to the Consultation on Sustainable Use (presentation)

Martha Mphatso Kalemba (Malawi) and Norbert Bärlocher (Switzerland), Co-Leads of the Consultation

The Concept of Sustainable Use (presentation)

Dilys Roe, Chair of the IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature

IPBES Assessment on Sustainable Use (presentation)

Marla Emery and John Donaldson, Co-Chairs of the Assessment on Sustainable Use, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Sustainable Use in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (presentation)

Kim Friedman, Senior Fishery Resources Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Sustainable Wildlife Management (presentation)

Kristina Rodina, Secretary, Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Management

Customary Sustainable Use (presentation)

Joji Carino, Senior Policy Advisor, Forest Peoples Programme

Community-based Resource Management (presentation)

Maxi Pia Louis, Director, Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Organizations

Sustainable Use in the Private Sector (presentation)

Valerie Normand, Senior Expert on ABS, Union for Ethical Biotrade

Sustainable Use in the Draft Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (presentation)

Francis Ogwal and Basile van Havre, Co-chairs of the open-ended working group on post-2020 global biodiversity framework