The High-level discussion "Celebrating 25 years of CBD and its aim to tackle the increasing global biodiversity crisis" will take place at Geneva's International Environment House on 2 March 2018.
The fourteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2018 in Egypt will further advance mainstreaming of biodiversity into key sectors such as agriculture and forestry and feed in its fifteenth meeting in 2020 in China, which is expected to update the Convention’s strategic plan. This would be done in the context of the 2050 Vision of the current Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 as well the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other relevant international processes, and in the light of an assessment of progress in achieving the goals and Aichi Biodiversity Targets of the current plan as well as of future scenarios of change.
15:00 - Welcome
Jan DUSIK, UN Environment, Europe Office, Director a.i.
Video message on World Wildlife Day introduced by CITES
15:05 - Celebrating 25 years of CBD and its aim to tackle the increasing global biodiversity crisis
Moderation: Janosz PASZTOR
16:00 - Questions & answers
16.25 - Closing remarks
16:30 - Vin d'honneur offered by the Swiss Confederation