Webinar: The Outlook for Biodiversity at a Global and Local Level02 October 2020
And what it means for proposals to protect 30% of the planet by 2030.
When: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
@ 9am in New York; 2pm in London; 8pm in Jakarta
Biodiversity is in steep decline worldwide, and governments have failed to meet their own targets for addressing this ecological crisis. But solutions do abound, and there is growing political momentum to implement them.
During this webinar, a representative from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will brief us on its latest assessment of the state of biodiversity and discuss the transformations needed to protect and secure the benefits this biodiversity provides us.
We’ll also hear how indigenous peoples and local communities are working to support the CBD’s goals. And we'll discuss what all this means for the new global targets governments are set to agree to next year when they meet in China. Key among them: an aim to protect 30% of the planet by 2030.
Here are just some of the questions we’ll seek to answer:
- With past targets unmet, what will governments and others need to do differently this time?
- How can policy reflect evidence that indigenous peoples and local communities are often the best custodians of biodiversity?
- What are the best ways to decide which areas to protect?
- And what do journalists need to be aware of when reporting on these issues?
- David Cooper - Deputy Executive Director of the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity
- Eric Dinerstein - Director of Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program at RESOLVE and CEO of [email protected]
- Joji Cariño - Senior Policy Advisor with the Forest Peoples Programme, and co-author of Local Biodiversity Outlooks
Moderated by Mike Shanahan, Project Director for EJN’s Biodiversity Media Initiative.
This webinar will be in English.