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Seminar title: Global governance of Biodiversity and Ecosystems — reflections on the post-Nagoya process, IPBES and TEEB
Speakers are centre researcher and scientific advisor to the Swedish COP10 delegation, Thomas Elmqvist and Åsa Norrman, Director of Natural Resources at the Ministry of Environment and Head of the Swedish delegation at COP10.
About the seminar
The United Nations declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity and at the very end of this year several decisions by UN bodies and other global initiatives have resulted in a new impetus and a potential for much improved global governance of biodiversity and ecosystems:
1) the 10th Conference of the parties of the Convention of Biological Diversity in Nagoya in October was labeled as a big step forward in agreeing on ambitious goals for protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems
2) a decision by the United Nations General Assembly in November will result in an operationalizing of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (IPBES) and
3), the final launch of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) in October, has resulted in that ecosystems and ecosystem services have become more visible on the global agenda with countries like e.g. Brazil and India, deciding to incorporate estimates of changes in Natural Capital into their national accounting.
Continued dialogue at 16.30~
After a break you are invited to an informal session where we look closer at the challenges of creating understanding beyond cultures and power relations; and space for developing countries' rights and equity perspectives.
What were the key factors for success in the dialogues that delivered results in the CBD COP 10? Maria Schultz, Programme Director, and Pernilla Malmer, Senior Advisor, both from SwedBio and part of the Swedish Delegation in Nagoya will contribute.