This side event at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) will discuss how mangrove ecosystem conservation can address multiple challenges in coastal areas, and share relevant government policies and implementation activities by donors and private companies. It will identify challenges and opportunities for mangrove conservation as a nature-based solution (NbS) to accelerate restoration and ensure sustainable management to achieve the targets of post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The side event is open to attendees of CBD COP15. It will be held in Room 512E.
Programme details will be added to this page as they become available.
The event will be co-organised by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); the CBD Secretariat; the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ); the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry, Indonesia; UNU-IAS; and the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI).
Mangrove ecosystems bring a variety of benefits to people, addressing multiple challenges simultaneously, including climate change, disaster risk reduction, and enhancement of livelihood. However, mangrove forests have drastically declined over the last decades, and efforts have been made by governments to promote mangrove conservation and restoration. Responding to a growing number of institutional investors who incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing approaches, private companies are expected to purchase carbon credits generated from mangrove conservation projects in order to achieve their carbon neutral targets by 2050.