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Rewatch the Biodiversa+ COP15 Sience-Policy Forum

June 18 @ 00:00 CEST

It is possible to watch the forum on “knowledge and capacity to facilitate the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” in in retrospect .

The event gathered high-level speakers from the CBD secretariat, the European Commission, as well as members from environmental protection agencies and researchers from Biodiversa projects.

International community of biodiversity protection and restoration has entered a new phase with the introduction of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) following the COP 15 that took place in Montreal, Canada, in December 2022. Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership, contributes to this global process by facilitating scientific input flow to the policy making processes. A science-policy forum was organised on this ground on 18 April 2023 to foster experience sharing between conservation actors and knowledge communities to identify the needs to accomplish the GBF goals and targets.

Find out more about and watch this science-policy forum

 

Agenda
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome words & introduction
By Hilde Eggermont, Biodiversa+ Chair & Coordinator, BelSPO, Belgium

13:45 – 14:15 The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and its modus operandi of indicators
By Jillian Campbell, CBD Secretariat

14:15 – 14:30 How will the European Union contribute to facilitate the implementation of the KunmingMontreal GBF, including through research & capacity building
By Francisco De Asis Sanchez Crespo, Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission & Bastian Bertzky, Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

14:30 – 14:50 Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs): What do they offer to reach the Kunming-Montreal GBF Goals and Targets?
By Andrew Plumptre, KBA Secretariat

14:50 – 15:10 NaturaConnect: Building a coherent Trans-European Network of conserved areas for Nature and People
By Martin Jung, IIASA, NaturaConnect

15:10 – 16:00 Panel Discussion (Session 1) | Widening our network of protected areas – Interactive
discussion on national experiences, needs and the barriers towards the set up a TransEuropean Nature Network
Link with GBF Targets 1 to 3, and GBF Goal A

Panellists:
• Florent Merle, Vice Director of the international and European affairs department of the French Biodiversity Agency
• Karel Chobot, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic
• Milena Batakovic, Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro
• Martin Jung, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (Austria) & NaturaConnect

16:00 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 17:30 Panel Discussion (Session 2) | Interactive discussion on knowledge and capacity to facilitate the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework This discussion will bring in Biodiversa(+) projects, to open up the discussion on how transnational biodiversity projects co-designed with stakeholders can generate and support the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
Link with GBF Targets 20 – 21, GBF Goal D, and COP15 decision on capacity building and technical and scientific cooperation

Panellists:
• Ester Serrao, University of Algarve, CCMAR, coordinator of the MARFOR & RESTORESEAS projects funded under the BiodivDynamics and BiodivRestore research calls
• Konstantina Spiliopoulou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, coordinator of the GaP project funded under the BiodivProtect research call
• Sigrid Engen, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, coordinator of the PAREUS project funded under the BiodivProtect research call
• Virgilio Hermoso, University of Sevilla, coordinator of the INSPIRE project funded under the BiodivProtect research call 3/3
• Bastian Bertzky, Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission or Francisco De Asis Sanchez Crespo, DG Environment, European Commission
• Frédéric Lemaître, Biodiversa+ senior Science-Society-Policy Interfacing Officer, FRB

17:30 – 17:45 Conclusion
By Hilde Eggermont, Biodiversa+ Chair & Coordinator, BelSPO, Belgium