GLOBAL ABS CONFERENCE 2020

Session 1

Happy Birthday Nagoya Protocol!

29 October 2020​

The Global ABS community commemorates the 10th year anniversary of the Nagoya Protocol and celebrates its contribution to global environmental governance, nature-based solutions and sustainable development.

9:00 AM New York Time / 8 AM Panama Time (2 hours)

Description

On this day, the ABS community commemorated the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol and the international community got together to celebrate its contribution to global environmental governance, nature-based solutions and sustainable development. Hear what world leaders, authorities of multilateral organizations, indigenous and community leaders and many other ABS actors had to say about it and get inspired by their wishes for the ABS we all need.

Speakers

Timothy Hodges

Former Co-Chair

Professor of Practice at McGill University. Former Co-Chair of the Working Group on ABS under the CBD from 2006 to 2010.

Norma Munguia

International negotiator

Former International negotiator at the CBD. Consultant on Environment and Sustainability, with more than 20 years of experience working in the natural resources, energy and sustainable development field.

David Hafashimana

International negotiator

Ecologist, Biodiversity and Biosafety senior consultant, he represented Uganda in the ABS Negotiations of the ABS Working Group and drafted the Bonn Guidelines in 2000.

Hugo Schally

EU

Head of Unit of the Multilateral environmental co-operation in DG Environment of the European Commission.

Janet Lowe

New Zealand

Former head of delegation for New Zealand during the negotiation of the Nagoya Protocol. She also Co-chaired the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP).

Lucy Mulenkei

IIFB

Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) and one of the co-chairs of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB).

Balakrishna Pisupati

Chairperson

Chairperson of Fledge, specialist in conservation and development with close to three decades of experience working in the field.
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