Webinar | 04 Oct, 2022

IUCN Webinar Series: The last sprint to CBD COP15

In an effort to help solve some of the contentious issues of the negotiations and to clarify the technical aspects around the questions at hand, IUCN’s International Policy Centre is planning a series of webinars around the CBD post-2020 global biodiversity framework in the lead-up to COP15.

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The science is clear. Our window of opportunity to halt and reverse biodiversity loss is narrowing by the minute. Impacts related to nature degradation are becoming more evident across all regions — from pandemics, to species extinctions and declining ecosystem services — and are expected to worsen if we continue business as usual.

We need decisive and transformative action to respond to the multiple challenges that society is facing nowadays, and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework needs to reflect this. 

The series presented key priorities for the post-2020 framework, unpacked certain elements in the current Goals and Targets, emphasising their scientific underpinnings, and provided a space for discussion among negotiators, experts and key stakeholders.

October 4

How to achieve Species Goals and Targets of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework?

IUCN explained the species components of Goal A, and Targets 4, 5, 6 (and 9). Experts also presented how the Global Species Action Plan and a new Species Programme of Work under the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework could support the implementation of the Framework

Part 1. Status of the species related Goal and Targets of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Speakers: Dao Nguyen (IUCN), Philip McGowan (IUCN SSC Post-2020 Task Force), Alexandra Zimmermann (IUCN SSC Human and Wildlife Conflict and Co-existence Specialist Group), Dilys Roe (IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihood Specialist Group)

Part 2. The Global Species Action Plan: How to achieve species outcomes for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Speakers: Dao Nguyen (IUCN), Rebecca Lent  (Executive Director of the International Whaling Commission), Amy Fraenkel (Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)), Amy McDougall (BirdLife International), Wendy Elliott (WWF International)

    October 20

    Nature-based Solutions in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework