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Highlights from COP15

UNU-IAS experts were in Montreal for the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) on 7–19 December 2022.

UNU-IAS experts were in Montreal for the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) on 7–19 December 2022, seen as the last chance to stop the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems. It concluded with a historic agreement to protect 30% of the world’s biodiversity by 2030, take urgent action on extinctions, and restore degraded ecosystems, while respecting the rights of indigenous peoples.

Through a series of side events and expert contributions, UNU-IAS advanced crucial discussions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and transforming humanity's relationship with the natural world. These contributions showcased the institute's latest research and policy recommendations as well as the activities of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), a global effort to realise societies in harmony with nature through the revitalisation and sustainable management of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS).

UNU-IAS Events

SIDE EVENT The Satoyama Initiative: A Decade of Working for Societies in Harmony with Nature
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SIDE EVENT
The Satoyama Initiative: A Decade of Working for Societies in Harmony with Nature
7 December 2022

Read more: COP15 Event Celebrates the First Decade of the Satoyama Initiative

 

 

 

 

NATURE POSITIVE PAVILION EVENT OECMs and Green Economies: Productive Landscapes for Nature-positive Society
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NATURE POSITIVE PAVILION EVENT
OECMs and Green Economies: Productive Landscapes for Nature-positive Society
8 December 2022

Read more: COP15 Event Highlights Green Finance and Production Landscapes for Effective Area-based Conservation

 

 

 

 

SIDE EVENT Exploring Nature-positive Pathways
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SIDE EVENT
Exploring Nature-positive Pathways
8 December 2022

Read more: COP15 Event Promotes Whole-of-Society Approach to Biodiversity Governance

 

 

 

 

SIDE EVENT Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change and Other Social Challenges by Conservation and Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystem, Focusing on its Multiple Services
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SIDE EVENT
Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change and Other Social Challenges by Conservation and Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystem, Focusing on its Multiple Services
14 December 2022

Read more: COP15 Side Event Promotes Mangrove Restoration and Conservation

 

 

 

 

SIDE EVENT COMDEKS Phase 4: Contribution of the Satoyama Initiative to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
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SIDE EVENT
COMDEKS Phase 4: Contribution of the Satoyama Initiative to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
16 December 2022

Read more: New Phase of COMDEKS Local Biodiversity Funding Launched at COP15

 

 

 

Other Events

NATURE AND CULTURE SUMMIT Sessions at Nature and Culture Summit
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NATURE AND CULTURE SUMMIT
Sessions at Nature and Culture Summit
12 December 2022

Read more: Summit at COP15 Discusses Strengthening the Links Between Nature and Culture

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