UNEA - Second United Nations Environment Assembly:: Reports
International Day for Biodiversity

 Programme:

  • SESSION 1

Mainstreaming Biodiversity : Sustaining people and their livelihoods

Time: 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Organized by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Environment Programme

 

  • SESSION 2 

Panel Discussion on Health and Biodiversity

Time: 11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m.

Organized by United Nations Environment Programme, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations University

 

  • SESSION 3

Launch of Regional Biodiversity Reports

Time:  2.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Organized by UNEP-WCMC in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological

Diversity and United Nations Environment Programme

 

  • SESSION 4

Panel Discussion on “SDGs and Biodiversity: The essential role of biodiversity for achieving the SDGs”

Time: 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Organized by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in partnership with the Secretariat of the

Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Environment Programme

 

  • SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE FILM “A BEAUTIFUL PLANET”

Time: 6.30 p.m.

VENUE: IMAX THEATRE, Mama Ngina Street, City Centre, Nairobi

SESSION 1

Mainstraeming Biodiversity – Sustaining people and their livelihoods

Time:  10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Organized by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Environment Programme

Master of Ceremony

  • Mr. Naysán Sahba, Director, Division of Communications & Public Information United Nations Environment Programme
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Her Excellency Ms. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, Government of Kenya
  • Mr. Enrique Lendo Fuentes, Director, Foreign Affairs, Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources of Government of Mexico

Discussion moderated by Mr. Sahba

 

SESSION 2

Panel Discussion on Health and Biodiversity

Time:  11.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m.

Organized by United Nations Environment Programme, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations University

 

Introduction of the speakers

Ms, Marieta Sakalian (Session moderator) United Nations Environment Programme

Opening remarks

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw Deputy Executive Director. United Nations Environment Programme, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations

 

Health sector perspective on biodiversity & health

Mr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum (video statement), Team Leader, Public Health, Environmental and social determinants of health (PHE) World Health Organization

 

Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, a State of Knowledge Review

Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

 

Report of the Rockefeller Foundation Lancet Commission on Planetary Health

Mr. Anthony Capon, Director, United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health

 

Strengthening & Aligning Linkages between Policy & Practice

Dr. Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana, Research Coordinator, United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

 

Statement from Inter Academy Partnership for Health

Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati, United Nations Environment Programme

 

Public dialogue session / Sharing experiences

Biodiversity Reports

Time:  2.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Organized by UNEP-WCMC in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Environment Programme

 

Welcome remarks

Ms. Elizabeth M Mrema, Director, UNEP-Division of Environmental Law and Conventions

 

Welcome remarks

Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

 

Introducing the reports and key findings

Ms. Hillary Alisson, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

 

Closing remarks

 

Leo Heileman, Director and Regional Representative, United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Isabelle Louis, Regional Director and Representative a.i., United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Asia Pacific

 

SESSION 4

Panel Discussion on “SDGs and Biodiversity: The essential role of biodiversity for achieving the SDGs”

Time:  3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

 

Organized by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Environment Programme

 

The relationship between biodiversity and the SDGs

Ms. Amy Fraenkel, Principal Officer, Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity

 

Contributions of MEAs for Achieving the SDGs

Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati, United Nations Environment Programme

 

We’re not starting from scratch! – Mainstreaming biodiversity strategies and assessments in the SDGs

Neville Ash, Director, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

 

Panel Discussion

Integrated Delivery of Biodiversity and Development Goals at National Level

Facilitator: Mr. Neville Ash, Director, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

 

 

Panelists:

  • His Excellency Chencho Norbu, Secretary, National Environment Commission, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan
  • Ms. Annika Lindblom, Secretary General, Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development / Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
  • Mr. Paul Mafabi, Director of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda

 

Discussions

SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE FILM “A BEAUTIFUL PLANET” At 6.30 p.m.

VENUE: IMAX THEATRE, Mama Ngina Street, City Centre, Nairobi

Sponsor: IMAX Corporation