Global Dialogue on the role of food and agriculture in the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Global Dialogue on the role of food and agriculture in the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

6-7 July 2021. 10 AM -6 PM CEST Global Dialogue on the role of food and agriculture in the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The Global Dialogue is a follow-up to the Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors co-organized by FAO and the CBD in 2018.
  • The Dialogue and the High-Level Segment will bring together countries to highlight the important role of the food and agricultural sectors for the management, enhancement, conservation and restoration of biodiversity as a whole. 
  • The Dialogue will end with a co-chairs report.  
  • The summative report reflecting the discussions of both meetings will be brought to the attention of the CBD processes (OWEG-3 and COP 15). 

6 July 10:00 – 18:00

Session 1 Meeting People’s Needs through Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

  • Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General
  • Julia Fa, Professor of Biodiversity and Human Development, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 
  • François Pythoud, Special Envoy for International Sustainable Agriculture, Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland 
  • Tony Simons, Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF/Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) 
  • Alejandrio Barrios, Member of Global Executive Council, People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty Discussion 
  • Luca Montanarella, Senior Expert, Joint Research Centre, European Commission 
  • Alzbeta Klein, Director-General, International Fertilizer Association 
  • Andrew Cunningham, Professor of Wildlife Epidemiology & Deputy Director of Science, Zoological Society of London, UK 
  • Estrella Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development

Session 2 mainstreaming Biodiversity for the 4 betters: better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life.

  • David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment 
  • Joao Campari, Global Leader Food Practice, WWF 
  • Sara Scherr, President and CEO, EcoAgriculture Partners 
  • Lucas Garibaldi, Professor, Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro, Argentina 
  • Ray Hilborn, Professor of Aquatic and Fishery Science, University of Washington, USA 
  • Percy Summers, Senior Director of Science and Development, Conservation International, Peru 
  • Josef Garvi, Executive Director, Sahara Sahel Foods, Niger FOREST RESTORATION AND THE GREAT GREEN WALL OF THE SAHEL 
  • Catherine Lovelock, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia 
  • Luís Gustavo Barioni, Agronomist and Animal Scientist, Embrapa Agricultural Informatics, Campinas-SP, Brazil 
  • FAN Shenggen, Dean of Global Food Economics and Policy and Chair Professor at China Agricultural University

7 July – High-Level Segment 10:30 – 18:00

Keynote speech:

  • Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 2021 World Food Prize Winner 
  • Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, Former President of Mauritius

Panel discussion I: The Global Biodiversity Framework: Supporting Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

  • Francis Ogwal (Uganda) and Basile van Havre (Canada), Co-Chairs of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework 
  • Eduardo Mansur, Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO 
  • Yasmina El Bahloul, Chairperson, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Governing Body 
  • John Greifer, CPM Bureau Vice-Chairperson, International Plant Protection Convention Bommakanti Rajendar, Chairperson, Committee on Agriculture 
  • Yusuf Serengil, Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Forestry 
  • Renée Sauvé, Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Fisheries

Panel Discussion II: Food and Agriculture for Biodiversity: Recent Initiatives and Approaches.

  • Yasmine Salah El-Din Fouad, Minister for Environment, Egypt 
  • HUANG Runqiu, Minister for Ecology and Environment, People’s Republic of China 
  • Jorge Arturo Argueta Villamar, Deputy Secretary of Planning and Environmental Policy, Mexico 
  • Juan Gonzalo Botero, Vice Minister of Agricultural Affairs, Colombia 
  • Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission 
  • Janusz Wojciechowski, European Commissioner for Agriculture 
  • Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Executive Secretary, SADEC  
  • Joyce Msuya, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UNEP 
  • Martien Van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food, World Bank 
  • Jyotsna Puri, Director, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division, IFAD

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