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Side Event #2224

Status: PUBLISHED

Date Wednesday
2016.12.14 @ 18:15
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Room Side-event Room 1
Universal building, main floor
Capacity: 100 people
Conference COP 13 / CP-COP-MOP 8 / NP-COP-MOP 2
Meetings(s)
COP-13
Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
MOP-08
Eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
NP-MOP-02
Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing
Title Promising trends in policies: Mainstreaming biodiversity within law, human rights and economic instruments
Hosts
SRC | SwedBio at SRC | IDLO | IDDRI |
Topics
Legal and Institutional Structure
Conference of the Parties
Strategic Plan 2011-2020
2010 Biodiversity Target
Biodiversity Liaison Group
Financial Mechanism and Resources Mobilization
Indigenous people and local communities
Biodiversity for Development
 

 

Promising trends in policies:

Mainstreaming biodiversity within law, human rights and economic instruments

Co-hosted by:

International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Stockholm Resilience Centre and SwedBio (SRC & SwedBio)

Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

 

Conserving and using biodiversity sustainably is increasingly scaled at the landscape, national, regional and global levels. Indeed, reaching most Aichi Targets will require going beyond the sole Strategic Goal C (“safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity”) and rather largely mainstream biodiversity in different traditional sectors such as agriculture, fishing, mining, and infrastructure but also in broader cross-sectoral areas such as human rights, governance and disaster risk reduction. This critically involves providing actors, both state and non-state actors, at local, national and global scales, with incentives to value, take into account and finally conserve and use biodiversity in a sustainable and equitable way. Building tailored law and justice responses and fostering synergies and coherence in national and international frameworks with relevance to biodiversity are needed to achieve the interdependent Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals in particular the interconnections between SDG 16 on “peace, justice and strong institutions” and SDG 15 “life on land”.

 

Such incentives can be found in innovative legal frameworks for economic, social and environmental measures which can all contribute to mainstream biodiversity in all decisions societies regularly take. Most importantly, legal, economic and human right-based approaches should be combined and complement each other. Economic instruments, in particular innovative financial mechanisms promoted within the CBD, are indeed closely embedded in institutional and legal frameworks which set the scene and the rules of the game. Similarly, social and environmental safeguards, including respect of human rights, need to be put in place so as to ensure fairness and ultimate legitimacy of such incentives in mainstreaming biodiversity.        

In this regard, this side-event will discuss this needed complementarity and synergy between economic, legal and cultural approaches. Focus will be put on the combination and cross-disciplinary aspect of incentives, so as to highlight the necessary mainstreaming of biodiversity, beyond the usual working-in-silos approaches.    

 

Objectives: Draw lessons learnt from practical examples on how to effectively combine economic, legal and human right-based approaches so as to mainstream biodiversity and contribute to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a focus on SDG 15 and 16.

Target: Parties, private as well as civil society actors who are involved in discussing mainstreaming biodiversity issues during CBD COP13 negotiations and SDGs with a focus on SDG 15 and 16.

 

Contact Persons: Claudia Ituarte-Lima, Stockholm Resilience Centre, claudia.ituarte@su.se, Yolanda Saito, International Development Law Organization, ysaito@idlo.int, Renaud Lapeyre, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, renaud.lapeyre@iddri.org

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