Online discussions on non-state actors’ engagement in
the Action Agenda for Nature and People
Date: 27 September - 10 October 2021
NEW: Final Extension of the Online Discussions to 24 October 2021
Welcome to the Online Discussion Online discussions on non-state actors’ engagement in the Action Agenda for Nature and People
Launched in November 2018, by the Governments of Egypt and China, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Agenda for Nature and People (Action Agenda)
serves as a global mechanism to inspire, connect and mobilize actions for biodiversity and biosafety. Please visit the Action Agenda by clicking the link
The Action Agenda is an online platform and tool oriented towards catalysing non-state actors’ commitments (e.g. business sector, sub-national and local governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, youth, indigenous peoples and local communities, women’s groups, farmer communities and individuals) to generate future measurable impactfully commitments. The objectives are, among others, for: Actions for positive biodiversity gains by 2030; Enhanced profiling of non-state actors on the CBD website and social media platforms; Enhanced profiling of non-state actors during events at COP and COP-MOP; and Further actions to be inspired by others non-state actors.
The Implementation Plan and Capacity-building Action Plan
for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
as well as the Global Biodiversity Framework to be achieved by 2030, Parties need the support from the public and society. The frameworks are expected to be adopted at the tenth Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP 10) for Parties to the Cartagena Protocol and the fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 15) for Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity.
Before and after COP 15 and COP-MOP 10
, there are opportunities to cooperate with actors across society to help reach biodiversity and biosafety goals. The business sector, sub-nationals and local governments and civil society must be part of the conversation because what is under discussion and what is agreed in the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will need to be mainstreamed at the economic and policy levels, globally and nationally.
The schedule for the themes of the online discussion are as follows:
NEW: Final Extension of the Online Siscussions to 24 October 2021
Week 1: 27 September - 3 October
Webinar (27 September) Revised: Concept note: speakers/agenda Recording of the webinar is now available Dropox of the recording Presentations from the webinar
Presentation on the importance of biosafety commitments to the Action Agenda
Theme 1: Best practices and opportunities
Theme 2: The importance and needs of biosafety commitments and engagement
Theme 3: Key features, criteria and methods on the Action Agenda
Theme 4: Monitoring, reporting and evaluation progress of commitments
Week 2: 4 October - 10 October
Theme 5: Existing information-sharing measures
Theme 6: Opportunities for information-sharing measures
Participants can download guiding questions
to respond to the questions. The guiding questions are also available in Spanish
. We will also have Russian available shortly.
Please also review the modalities
and general guidelines
. The general guidelines are also available in French
Participants must first sign into the BCH account in order to post messages. Once signed in, participants can click each theme below to messages and click a ‘reply’ button found under each message to respond.