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Online Forum on the Action Agenda/Biosafety

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

Introduction

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.

Themes

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

Online discussion group 1: Emerging best practices, needs and opportunities

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

Online discussions

Theme 1: Best practices and opportunities

Theme 2: The importance and needs of biosafety commitments and engagement

Online discussion group 2: Development of concrete and measurable commitments

Online discussions

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

Online discussion group 3: Sharing information of the Action Agenda and its commitments

Online discussions

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, French, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. We will also have Russian available shortly.

Please also review the modalities and general guidelines. The general guidelines are also available in French and Spanish.

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.

Online discussion group 1: Emerging best practices, needs and opportunities

Online discussion group 2: Development of concrete and measurable commitments

Online discussion group 3: Sharing information of the Action Agenda and its commitments

   
   

Participation in the Forum

Online Discussion

Go to: Online Discussions

Review the Registered Participants List

If your name is not in the list, send a message to ulrika.nilsson@un.org or secretariat@cbd.int to register for the Forum with your name, contact information and government title and/or organization. Please note that you would still have to follow the instructions in the Notification for the discussion. Please note that the registration deadline is extended to 27 September Reminder notification.

Please note that you need to be a registered BCH user to participate. If you are not yet a registered BCH user, please click here to create a BCH account.

Based on priority area 4 to the programme of work, Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations are also welcome to identify and invite experts involved in, or responsible for, promoting public awareness of biosafety issues to participate in the Forum, in particular individuals from indigenous peoples and local communities.

The draft Implementation Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has a number of goals that are related to non-state actors.