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Biosafety Clearing-House NewsUNEA-5 Virtual Side-event: Strengthening Non-State Actor Commitments for Biodiversity in the Context of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Governments of Egypt and China, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, are organizing a virtual side event on the margins of the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5). The side event will take place on 18 February 2021 from 17:00-18:30 GMT+3 / 9:00-10:30 EST.

The objective of the event is to demonstrate how commitments by non-state actors (e.g. civil society
organizations, youth, academia, indigenous peoples and local communities, business and financial sectors,
cities and other local authorities, UN system) can help to raise ambition for the post-2020 global
biodiversity framework.

As outcomes of the event, the following are foreseen: 1) mobilizing and connecting new voices and
leadership in support of the biodiversity agenda; 2) profiling commitments and actions for the post-2020
process, as well as contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals and UN Decade of Action; and 3)
bringing awareness of methodologies to track progress in support of the post-2020 global biodiversity
framework.

Interested participants can register at https://cutt.ly/jkxS6OV

Notification: https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2021/ntf-2021-011-post2020-en.pdf