Session 12: Living in harmony with nature
11 November, 9am PST | 12pm EST | 5pm GMT - Duration 1 hour
The pressures driving biodiversity loss are intensifying just when transformative action is most needed. How is the global environmental community working together to help achieve the 2050 vision of ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’?
Biodiversity is the foundation on which all human life depends. The fresh water, food, medicine and materials essential to good human health and productive livelihoods come from the precious resources that nature provides. A protected and flourishing natural world is also vital for climate stability and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
But the latest Global Biodiversity Outlook has found we are failing to meet the targets essential to protect biodiversity and safeguard the life support systems that underpin life on earth. But is not too late to slow, halt and eventually reverse the trends of this decline. Policymakers, scientists, and country negotiators are now preparing for the next generation of biodiversity goals to be enshrined by the 15th Convention of the Parties in 2021. Ecosystems, species, and genetic diversity will all require distinct goals, woven together and sufficiently ambitious to achieve the level of action the crisis demands. Our experts discuss how their work from different fields are helping to shape the agenda for biodiversity, and give nature a safety net and space it needs to thrive.
Speakers Professor Dr. Christina Voigt, Department of Public and International law, University of Oslo
Melina Sakiyama, Co-Founder, Global Youth Biodiversity Network
Jonny Hughes, WCMC Chief Executive Officer, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centree
Moderator Anna Heslop, Head of Wildlife and Habitats, ClientEarth
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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Biologist and environmental justice advocate & co founder @ Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)
Melina is a Brazilian biologist and environmental justice advocate, and the co-founder of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), the international youth coordination platform and constituency to the Convention on Biological Diversity. For...
Jonny Hughes, WCMC Chief Executive Officer, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Jonny is the CEO of WCMC and a founding partner of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Prior to this he spent five years as CEO of the Scottish Wildlife Trust having previously worked for the Woodland Trust, the Forestry Commission...
An expert in international environmental law, Dr. juris Christina Voigt works on legal issues of climate change, biodiversity conservation, environmental multilateralism and sustainability. Since 2009, she has also been working for the Norwegian...
Anna joined ClientEarth in 2015, and has since worked on both Clean Air litigation and on biomass with its Forests team. More recently, Anna has built a strategy that addresses wildlife issues across Europe, including conserving primeval forests...