Seminar

Acting for Biodiversity at the Landscape Level

ONLINE: This webinar will discuss ways of managing, restoring and conserving biodiversity at the landscape level, with a focus on national biodiversity strategy and action planning.

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- Asia/Tokyo
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This webinar will discuss ways to integrate landscape approaches into national biodiversity strategy and action planning to help countries achieve the goals and targets of the Kunming–Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). It will present tools and share case studies on managing, restoring and conserving biodiversity at the landscape level.

Language

This event will be held in English. 

Participation & Registration

To attend the event online, please register in advance.

Organizers

This webinar is organized by UNU-IAS and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

Programme

Subject to change

Moderator: Andre Mader (Programme Director, Biodiversity & Forests, IGES)

20:00 Introduction 

20:05 Using Landscape Approaches in National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Planning 

  • Andre Mader (Programme Director, Biodiversity & Forests, IGES)

20:10 Coordinating Mechanism to Support Implementation of Kenya’s NBSAP 

  • Catherine Mungai (Senior Programme Officer, IUCN Regional Office for Eastern & Southern Africa)

20:15 Regional Planning and Financing at the Landscape Scale in San Martín, Perú 

  • Juan Ramos (Senior Manager of Integrated Finance and Policy, EcoAgriculture Partners)

20:20 A Regional Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for ASEAN Countries 

  • Carlo Carlos (Strategy and Planning Division Director, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity)

20:25 Discussion and Q&A 

Background

The GBF was adopted by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in December 2022 as a framework upon which Parties are expected to base their updated national biodiversity strategy and action plans (NBSAPs). Due to a two-year delay caused by the COVID-19 crisis, many countries are now rushing to complete their NBSAPs before the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the CBD in October 2024.

Three of the four goals of the GBF are reiterations of the original objectives of the CBD: the conservation of biodiversity, its sustainable use and the equitable sharing of its benefits. For decades it has become increasingly clear that these goals can be achieved and sustained only by acknowledging and involving all stewards of the landscape. This principle is captured in the concept of landscape approaches, in which land and sea are managed in the context of multiples uses and multiple users. Addressing a variety of land use and land users requires managing trade-offs between their competing goals. While challenging, it is essential as a means of ensuring long-term buy-in from the range of stakeholders. 

 

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