To keep the momentum going of subnational governments and cities’ achievements leading up to and during UN Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center and partners United Nations Environment Programme, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, International Union for Conservation of Nature, (IUCN), European Committee of the Regions (CoR), and Regions4 kindly encourages participation to attend the
webinar series titled
“From agreement to action: the key role of subnational and local governments in the Global Biodiversity Framework implementation”.
The series comprises 5 thematic sessions linking the Kunming-Montréal GBF Decisions with actions subnational governments and cities can take to meet these goals. Each online session will include inspiring and informative presentations and panel discussions from experts and political leaders. The webinars allow sharing tools, resources and/or best practices.
5 October 2023, 17:00 CET – CitiesWithNature and RegionsWithNature: connecting and inspiring through monitoring and reporting systems
Tracking local actions through monitoring and reporting systems supports data collection and knowledge building to foster the development for global action on biodiversity that integrate subnational and local needs. This strengthens multilevel actions towards the implementation of the GBF and the 2030 targets.
The session will have a panel discussion with key partners and government representatives to address the invaluable contribution of local and subnational governments in their reporting and monitoring and mostly the benefits of engaging in knowledge building platforms. The main points to discuss include, how to extend the practice of local reporting and monitoring systems, and its opportunities for vertical cooperation for policy action.
Organizer: ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Centre, with support of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Regions4.