Catalysing Nature-based Solutions for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development through Ecosystem Restoration

This side event will discuss how to enhance synergies and accelerate action on ecosystem restoration through international collaboration.

- Asia/Tokyo
U Thant International Conference Hall (3F) United Nations University Headquarters 5-53-70 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo

Ecosystem restoration is one of the most practical and concrete nature-based solutions. Synergistic actions for restoration can realise multiple benefits across climate change, biodiversity, health and welfare, economy, food and water system and security.

This side event of the Climate & SDGs Synergy Conference will discuss how to enhance synergies and accelerate action on ecosystem restoration through international collaboration considering gaps, challenges, and opportunities.

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This event will be held in English.


16:00–16:05 Opening Remarks

16:05–16:15 Biodiversity-Health-Sustainability Nexus in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)

  • Maiko Nishi (Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)

16:15–16:25 Climate and Biodiversity Synergies and Trade-Offs

  • Shizuka Hashimoto (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo / Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, IPBES)

16:25–16:35 United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 Enhancing capacities for effective ecosystem restoration: The FAO-led Task Force on Best Practices

  • Andrea Romero (Consultant, FAO)

16:35–16:45 Video Message: Ecosystem Objectives and selected targets of post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Role of Restoration

  • David Obura (Director, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO) East Africa)

16:45–17:25 Panel Discussion

  • Maiko Nishi

  • Shizuka Hashimoto

  • Andrea Romero


17:25–17:30 Concluding Remarks

  • Wataru Suzuki (CBD Secretariat)


This side event is organised by UNU-IAS, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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