Breakout session | Stage 3

Host: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are a foundation for sustainable development, and thus play a key role in supporting the achievement of all 17 SDGs. Advancing global biodiversity objectives will be key to advancing the SDGs including SDG 14 on life below water, and SDG 15 on life on land, but also many other goals and targets. In 2020, the Convention on Biological Diversity will adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”. Life in Harmony with Nature means restoring the balance between nature and humans, where humans are part of nature and nature is part of humans. It means that the world’s biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, and that the well-being of nature, including us people, is ensured. To reach this level of harmony by 2050, the greatest efforts will have to be made between 2020 and 2030. All citizens of the world, including women, indigenous peoples, local communities, young and old, from all horizons will have to come together to transform society and reverse the current trends of degradation of the planet. Panelists from six different horizons will provide insights on how these groups of citizens can help accelerate action for implementation of the biodiversity objectives thus the SDGs


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September 23, 13:45
13:45 — 14:30EST(GMT-4) (45′)

Activism, Climate, Education, Environment, Gender Equality, Leave No One Behind, Planet, Youth

| Host: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity |, Abigail Kitma (Tebtebba), Amelia Arreguín Prado (CBD Women’s Caucus), Christian Schwarzer (Global Youth Biodiversity Network), Dr. Keiichi Nakazawa (Ministry of the Environment Japan), Dr. Kiruben Naicker (Department of Environment Forestry and Fisheries South Africa), Elizabeth Maruma Mrema (Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity), Eugenia Arguedas (CBD National Focal Point), Shamila Nair-Bedouelle (UNESCO), Swetha Stotra Bashyam (Global Youth Biodiversity Networ)