GEF Early Action Support Webinar Series – Webinar #9: National approaches to policy alignment and coherence for effective implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

During this webinar, countries will showcase innovative national approaches and good practices for policy coherence and alignment, in support of peer-to-peer learning. It will also provide case studies from countries to articulate and understand issues better.

Organizers:



 Languages: English, Spanish and French
Date: 12 March 2024 (English). Click on your preferred language above to view the schedule in other languages.
Sessions: 2 sessions (English)
Commitment: 90 min


The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework outlines an ambitious global strategy to transform society's relationship with biodiversity. Policy coherence and alignment are critical for action across all 4 goals and 23 targets of the Framework and are highlighted in Target 14 on integrating biodiversity into decision-making at every level. The need for alignment across policies, sectors, and actors is highlighted in Decision 15/6, which “encourages Parties to adopt the revised or updated NBSAPs as policy and/or legal instruments and to mainstream them (or elements thereof) with broader strategies and plans, such as national sustainable development plans, national development plans, poverty reduction strategies and other relevant national sectoral and cross-sectoral plans, in line with national circumstances and priorities.”

Around the world, governments are leading efforts to fast-track readiness and early actions for policy alignment with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. During this webinar, countries will showcase innovative national approaches and good practices for policy coherence and alignment, in support of peer-to-peer learning and South-South collaboration. The webinar will also provide case studies from countries to help articulate and understand issues better. Participants will also learn about the tools and support available to conduct similar analysis and develop national action plans for policy coherence and alignment.

Webinar objectives

Around the world, governments are leading efforts to fast-track readiness and early actions for policy alignment with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. During this webinar, countries will showcase their innovative national approaches and good practices for policy alignment, in support of peer-to-peer learning and South-South collaboration.

This webinar will: 

  • Provide a brief overview of component 3 of the EAS Project on policy and institutional alignment.
  • Showcase national approaches to policy alignment and institutional alignment and facilitate peer-to-peer learning.
  • Explore tools and support available under the EAS Project for countries to conduct analyses and develop national action plans for policy alignment.

Sessions

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

Webinar agenda

Length of the presentation  Presentation Presenter
10 min Welcome, logistics and framing on component 3 of the EAS Project (policy alignment) English 1: Balakrishna Pisupati, UNDP
English 2: Ruci Botei, UNEP
Spanish: Veronica Recondo, UNDP
French: Marion Marigo, UNDP
10 min Overview of target-based support for assessing policy coherence and alignment with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework English 1: Jamison Ervin, UNDP
English 2: Jamison Ervin, UNDP
Spanish: Enrique Paniagua, UNDP
French: Alexis Legigand (UNDP)
10 min Case study: Policy alignment in Colombia English 1: Liliana Corzo, UNDP
English 2: Liliana Corzo, UNDP
Spanish: Liliana Corzo, UNDP
French: Julien Pigot, UNDP
10 min Case study: Policy alignment in Ecuador English 1: María Córdova, UNDP
English 2:María Córdova, UNDP
Spanish: María Córdova, UNDP
French: Julien Pigot, UNDP
10 min Case study: Policy alignment in Uzbekistan English 1: Josh Brann, UNDP
English 2: Josh Brann, UNDP
Spanish: Josh Brann, UNDP
French: Josh Brann, UNDP
5 min  Using spatial data to support policy alignment English 1: Scott Atkinson, UNDP
English 2: Annie Virnig, UNDP
Spanish: Enrique Paniagua, UNDP
French: Scott Atkinson, UNDP
10 min  Checklist of key policies related to elements of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework English 1: Patrick Chesney, UNEP
English 2: Ruci Botei, UNEP
Spanish: Georgina de Moya, UNDP
French: Alexis Legigand, UNDP
5 min  Closing English 1: Balakrishna Pisupati, UNDP
English 2: Ruci Botei, UNEP
Spanish: Veronica Recondo, UNDP
French: Marion Marigo, UNDP

Questions?

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Alexis Legigand at alexis.legigand@undp.org.

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Stand-alone webinar

Course Includes

  • 2 Modules
  • 7 Activities