On 20 May 2022 at 17:00 (UTC+9), the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainblity (UNU-IAS) will co-organise a symposium to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity 2022, The event is co-organised with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC), with support from the Japan Conference for the 2030 Global Biodiversity Framework (J-GBF).
The event is focused on building momentum and support for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference. Biodiversity remains the answer to many sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better.
Focusing on the theme “building a shared future for all life”, the symposium will explore trends at the global level and within Japan, discussing how to accelerate and link local action with the international policy agenda. Speakers will present case studies and the outcomes of initiatives in local communities, as well as youth action in the field of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem restoration.
The symposium is organised by UNU-IAS, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC), and supported by the Japan Conference for the 2030 Global Biodiversity Framework (J-GBF).
This event will be held in English and Japanese, with simultaneous translation provided.
Please register in advance to participate in this event.
17:00 Opening Remarks
17:10 Keynote #1: International trends in Biological Diversity Conservation — Towards COP15
17:25 Keynote #2: The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
17:40 Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Q&A: Global Movements to Local Actions
Moderator: Makiko Yanagiya (Programme Coordinator, UNU-IAS)
18:55 Closing Remarks
The programme is subject to change without prior notice.
The United Nations has proclaimed 22 May as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). Every year, UNU-IAS hosts an event to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.