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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Global Dialogue on the role of food and agriculture in the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

6-7 July 2021.
10 AM -6 PM CEST Global Dialogue on the role of food and agriculture in the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
The Global Dialogue is a follow-up to the Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors co-organized by FAO and the CBD in 2018.
  • The Dialogue and the High-Level Segment will bring together countries to highlight the important role of the food and agricultural sectors for the management, enhancement, conservation and restoration of biodiversity as a whole. 
  • The Dialogue will end with a co-chairs report.  
  • The summative report reflecting the discussions of both meetings will be brought to the attention of the CBD processes (OWEG-3 and COP 15). 

6 July 10:00 – 18:00

Session 1 Meeting People’s Needs through Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

  • Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General
  • Julia Fa, Professor of Biodiversity and Human Development, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 
  • François Pythoud, Special Envoy for International Sustainable Agriculture, Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland 
  • Tony Simons, Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF/Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) 
  • Alejandrio Barrios, Member of Global Executive Council, People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty Discussion 
  • Luca Montanarella, Senior Expert, Joint Research Centre, European Commission 
  • Alzbeta Klein, Director-General, International Fertilizer Association 
  • Andrew Cunningham, Professor of Wildlife Epidemiology & Deputy Director of Science, Zoological Society of London, UK 
  • Estrella Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development

Session 2 mainstreaming Biodiversity for the 4 betters: better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life.

  • David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment 
  • Joao Campari, Global Leader Food Practice, WWF 
  • Sara Scherr, President and CEO, EcoAgriculture Partners 
  • Lucas Garibaldi, Professor, Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro, Argentina 
  • Ray Hilborn, Professor of Aquatic and Fishery Science, University of Washington, USA 
  • Percy Summers, Senior Director of Science and Development, Conservation International, Peru 
  • Josef Garvi, Executive Director, Sahara Sahel Foods, Niger FOREST RESTORATION AND THE GREAT GREEN WALL OF THE SAHEL 
  • Catherine Lovelock, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia 
  • Luís Gustavo Barioni, Agronomist and Animal Scientist, Embrapa Agricultural Informatics, Campinas-SP, Brazil 
  • FAN Shenggen, Dean of Global Food Economics and Policy and Chair Professor at China Agricultural University

7 July – High-Level Segment 10:30 – 18:00

Keynote speech:

  • Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 2021 World Food Prize Winner 
  • Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, Former President of Mauritius

Panel discussion I: The Global Biodiversity Framework: Supporting Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

  • Francis Ogwal (Uganda) and Basile van Havre (Canada), Co-Chairs of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework 
  • Eduardo Mansur, Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO 
  • Yasmina El Bahloul, Chairperson, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Governing Body 
  • John Greifer, CPM Bureau Vice-Chairperson, International Plant Protection Convention Bommakanti Rajendar, Chairperson, Committee on Agriculture 
  • Yusuf Serengil, Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Forestry 
  • Renée Sauvé, Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Fisheries

Panel Discussion II: Food and Agriculture for Biodiversity: Recent Initiatives and Approaches.

  • Yasmine Salah El-Din Fouad, Minister for Environment, Egypt 
  • HUANG Runqiu, Minister for Ecology and Environment, People’s Republic of China 
  • Jorge Arturo Argueta Villamar, Deputy Secretary of Planning and Environmental Policy, Mexico 
  • Juan Gonzalo Botero, Vice Minister of Agricultural Affairs, Colombia 
  • Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission 
  • Janusz Wojciechowski, European Commissioner for Agriculture 
  • Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Executive Secretary, SADEC  
  • Joyce Msuya, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UNEP 
  • Martien Van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food, World Bank 
  • Jyotsna Puri, Director, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division, IFAD

10 June. In December 2020, 50 of the world’s leading biodiversity and climate experts, selected by a 12-person Scientific Steering Committee assembled by IPBES and IPCC, participated in a four-day virtual workshop to examine the synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation. This represents the first-ever collaboration between the two intergovernmental science-policy bodies. The IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop report on biodiversity and climate change, available below, was launched on 10 June 2021 at a virtual media conference. You will also find below the media release for the 10 June 2021 launch event.

Participants also produced an associated Scientific Outcome, consisting of seven scientific sections, a list of about 1,500 literature references, a glossary and appendices, which is also posted below.

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