- Montreal, Canada
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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) 23, Montreal, 26 November 2019
Side Event 3078: Achieving Biodiversity Targets through Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation
The side event took place through a series of presentations and interactive panel discussion which focused on: 1) the rationale for linking international commitments on Disaster Risk Reduction and Biodiversity; 2) role of ecosystems and NbS in disaster risk reduction and adaptation, based on country experiences and case examples; and 3) gaps in our knowledge and implementation capacities for promoting NbS and opportunities for collaboration.
Cordula Epple, UNEP-WCMC, moderated the side event. Table 1 lists the presentations and presenters.
Table 1: Presentations given by the panelists at the side event
|Welcome remarks and introduction to the session.
|Neville Ash, Director of UNEP-WCMC
|Achieving Biodiversity Targets Through Nature-based DRR and CCA||Cordula Epple, Senior Programme Officer in the climate change and biodiversity programme, UNEP-WCMC|
|Nature-based Solutions IUCN||Emily Goodwin, programme Assistant on Ecosystem-based Adaptation, IUCN|
|Nature-based Solutions and disaster risk reduction, Japan||Makiko Yanagiya, Deputy Director, Biodiversity Strategic Division, Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan
|Wetlands our natural safeguards against disasters||Maria Rivera, Senior Advisor for the Americas, Ramsar Secretariat|
|Enhancing (disaster) resilience through ecosystem (mangrove) restoration||Lucilla Minelli, Senior Advocacy Officer, Wetlands International|
|The role of forest ecosystems in disaster risk reduction, the case of Macaya Park, Haiti||Louis Michelet, Director of the Biodiversity Division, Ministry of the Environment|
The interactive discussion, reflected on the following questions:
- What is needed to advance integrated implementation of NbS?
- How could the post 2020 global biodiversity framework help advance global efforts on DRR and CCA?
- What opportunities exist for collaboration between biodiversity and disaster risk reduction communities that contribute towards integrated implementation of NbS?