Global Knowledge Support Service for Biodiversity - Side Event

Please join the side event for the launch of Global Knowledge Support Service for Biodiversity.


Location: Asia and the Pacific Meeting Room, 511C-F

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Time: 13h15- 14h 45



Event Programme 

TimeAgenda itemModerator & discussants
13h15 (10 mins)Welcome and introduction of consultationsCorli Pretorius, Deputy Director, UNEP-WCMC
13h25 (45 mins)

Towards enhanced cooperation on biodiversity data, information and knowledge for implementation, monitoring, reporting and review of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. 

Proposed questions to lead discussants:

  1. What are key gaps and opportunities for increased national capacities?
  2. How can existing global knowledge tools, platforms and initiatives be leveraged and connected?
  3. How do we sustain support and learning on biodiversity data, information and knowledge?

Julia Oliva ,Head of Policy, UNEP-WCMC 
Discussants (tbc): 

  • Yingxian Xia , Deputy Director General Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China.
  • Josephine B. E. Eloundou , Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development, Cameroon
  • Hernando Garcia, Director General Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander Von Humboldt, Colombia
  • Scott Wilson, CBD National Focal Point, Environment and Climate Canada,
  • Inka Gnittke ,Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), Germany
14h10 (10 mins)

Interactive discussion with participants, facilitated by moderator 
Potential perspectives from Parties and non-state actors (tbc):

  • Norbert Baerlocher (Switzerland),
  • Teona Karchava (Georgia),
  • Luiz Henrique Mourão do Canto Pereira (Brazil)
  • Andrew Stott (United Kingdom)
  • Erie Tamale (CBD Secretariat),
  • Alessandra Alfieri (UNSD),
  • Midori Paxton (UNDP),
  • IUCN (tbd),
  • Tim Hirsch (GBIF),
  • Stuart Butchard (Birdlife International),
  • Andrew Gonzalez (GEOBON),
  • Martin Lok (Capital Coalitions)
14h 40 (5 mins)
  • Summary and next steps
  • Closing remarks
  • Corli Pretorius, Deputy Director, UNEP-WCMC
  • Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General for ENV, EU

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07 December 2022