GEF Early Action Support Webinar Series – Webinar #2: Aligning national biodiversity targets to the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

In this second webinar of the GEF Global Biodiversity Framework Early Action Support Project, countries were oriented to the CBD COP 15 Decision 15/6: Mechanisms for Planning, Monitoring, Reporting, and Review and other COP 15 decisions that provide guidance on revising or updating NBSAPs.

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 Languages: English, French, Spanish
Dates: 16 May 2023 (English)
Sessions: 1 session
Commitment: 90 min


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National biodiversity target alignment is a first step towards early action on the Convention on Biological Diversity's Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). As a component of the EAS project, your government is encouraged to rapidly commence engaging stakeholders to align national biodiversity targets with the new GBF goals and targets (component 1).

This webinar aimed to orient you to the CBD COP 15 Decision 15/6: Mechanisms for Planning, Monitoring, Reporting, and Review and other COP 15 decisions that provide guidance on revising or updating NBSAPs. In Annex I of Decision 15/6, Parties are requested to submit their national targets and report on their degree of alignment with the goals and targets of the GBF. Where alignment does not already exist existing targets should be revised/updated, or new targets established. Governments also shared the indicators that their country will use to monitor these targets, among other information. Technical and financial support is available to your government to achieve this outcome prior to COP 16. Questions about implementation of this project component were also discussed and linkages between this activity and the full NBSAP revision process were addressed.

Webinar objectives

Through this webinar, Parties:

  • Were informed of the COP 15 decisions relating to the revision/updating of NBSAPs following the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.
  • Learned about the “Template for submission of national targets as part of NBSAPs toward the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” in Annex I of the CBD COP 15 Decision 15/6 “Mechanisms for Planning, Monitoring, Reporting, and Review”, which Parties agreed to fill out by COP16. 
  • Learned about the resources and support that the GBF-EAS project will provide to countries to help them to: 
    • Assess alignment between their national biodiversity targets and the GBF targets and goals
    • Create a plan to ensure that aligned national biodiversity targets are updated in line with the GBF targets and goals and are operational (measurable, costed, spatially-explicit where appropriate, and grounded in programs)
    • Undertake the above activities through a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach

Sessions

The webinar was offered in three languages: English, French, and Spanish. Webinar recordings are available in the Course Content section on this page.

Webinar agenda

Length of the presentation  Presentation Presenter
10 min Welcome and Logistics
  • English: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • Spanish: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • French: Marion Marigo (UNDP)
15 min Presentation of the GBF-EAS project
  • English: Christina Supples (UNDP)
  • Spanish: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • French: Marion Marigo (UNDP)
5 min Q&A session All participants
30 min Presentation on COP 15 decisions relating to NBSAPs with special emphasis on Decision 15/6 and its Annex I
  • English: Nadine Saad (CBD)
  • Spanish: Nadine Saad (CBD)
  • French: Monique Chiasson (CBD)
20 min Q&A session All participants
10 min Closing
  • English: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • Spanish: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • French: Marion Marigo (UNDP)

Questions?

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Casandra Llosa at casandra.llosa@undp.org.

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Course Includes

  • 2 Modules
  • 7 Activities

Meet the speakers


English session: Jillian Campbell, Head of Monitoring, Review and Reporting, Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Jillian Campbell is the Head of Monitoring, Review and Reporting for the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. She is responsible for supporting planning, monitoring, review and reporting towards the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. This includes supporting NBSAP development and national reporting, it also includes global review. Prior to that she has worked with different parts of the UN for the last 15 years including with the UN in New York, at the regional level in Bangkok, at the sub-regional level in Fiji and for the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi. Most recently, she led the methodological work on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators under UN Environment Programme (UNEP) custodianship.


English and Spanish sessions: Nadine Saad, Programme Management Officer, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nadine Saad has professional experience in the areas of biodiversity/environment, human well-being, agriculture, and stakeholder engagement. She has worked with a broad range of organizations including the UN, the Canadian Federal Government, international donor organizations, national and international research institutes and, at the local level, with rural communities and indigenous peoples. She has demonstrated success in policy analysis, program development and evaluation, project management, research, writing, training and facilitation. She holds a master’s degree in political science and environmental studies and a PhD in Geography and environmental studies.


French session: Monique Chiasson, Senior Programme Assistant, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Monique Chiasson is a Senior Programme Assistant in the Monitoring, Review and Reporting (MRR) Unit at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. She has supported the work of the Secretariat related to national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) and national reports over several years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography.