Biosafety Commitments for the Action Agenda for Nature and People

This webinar aims to provide an initial discussion on the importance and features of the Action Agenda for Nature and People to mobilize biosafety commitments from non-state actors.

Course type: Webinar
Languages: English
Dates: 27 September 2021
Sessions: 1 session
Commitment: 90 min
 Partners:  Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Development Programme


Biodiversity matters. Reversing biodiversity loss requires action from all segments of society. It is in everyone’s best interest to take action and put biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030. Leadership and action can inspire others to safeguard, restore and invest in biodiversity. 

Launched in November 2018 by the Governments of Egypt and China in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People (Action Agenda) serves as a global mechanism to inspire, connect and mobilize actions for biodiversity and biosafety, in support of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the Implementation Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. To date, the Action Agenda has mobilized 210 commitments for biodiversity from across the globe. 

On 27 September 2021, The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme, offered a free webinar to highlight the Action Agenda as a mechanism for biosafety and invite stakeholders to contribute to the advancement of biodiversity and biosafety outcomes. Learn more about the Action Agenda

Webinar objectives

The webinar aimed to: 

  • Raise awareness of the importance of the Action Agenda 
  • Provide guidance on the process of making a commitment to the Action Agenda
  • Showcase the role of non-state biosafety actors' current or potential commitments
  • Promote and inspire action towards issues of biosafety and the protection of biodiversity
  • Kick-start online discussions on non-state actors’ engagement in the Action Agenda for Nature and People from 27 September to 10 October 2021

Webinar recording and presentations

We invite you to view the webinar recording and access speakers’ presentations below.

 

Learn more about the webinar panelists.


Presentations:

Ms. Catalina Santamaria
Mr. Hassan Malik and Ms. Yixuan Wang
Mr. Mohamed Elyes Kchouk
Ms. Sarah Lukie
Mr. Kamal Kumar Rai
Ms. Angela T. Alleyne

Additional resources

The following resources were used in preparation for the webinar:

Information on the Action Agenda
Make a commitment on the Action Agenda
Commitments made to the Action Agenda
Action Agenda Network with open source components
Online discussions on non-state actors’ engagement in the Action Agenda for Nature and People
Video on the Action Agenda

For more information or if you have any questions about this webinar, please contact [email protected].

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