UNU-IAS Shares Biodiversity Expertise at CBD SBTTA-21

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  • 2017•12•17     Montreal

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    From 11 to 16 December 2017, UNU-IAS organized and participated in events held in connection with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the 21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-21), and the 10th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J-10) in Montreal, Canada.

    UNU-IAS hosted a side event on 11 December, titled “Integrated Landscape Management in the UN Decade of Biodiversity 2010-2020 and Beyond: Achievements and Future Direction of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)”, highlighting the work of the UNU-IAS International Satoyama Initiative project on contributions to the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. William Dunbar gave an in-depth presentation on the successes to date of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), for which UNU-IAS serves as secretariat, and its plans for consolidating its work and contributing to the upcoming post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

    UNU-IAS also contributed presentations to a side event titled “Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: practice on the ground and contribution to Aichi Biodiversity Targets” organized by Conservation International and UNDP on 12 December, and another titled “Community Action to Achieve the Aichi Targets: The COMDEKS Programme” co-organized by UNDP, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, and UNU-IAS.