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Bonn: UTC/GMT +1

Digital Edition

07:30-08:00
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

Agriculture is the main income source for most rural households in Asia and the Pacific region. However, the increasing biodiversity loss due to climate change represents a huge threat to people’s livelihoods, the consequences of which could be even more dangerous than the COVID-19 pandemic. To promote youth engagement in biodiversity protection toward achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, this Youth Daily Show – led by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) – will explore what young Indigenous people working in agriculture are doing to preserve biodiversity

12:30-13:00
Global Youth Biodiversity Network with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

Years from now, historians will be discussing the reality we are living and the tomorrow we are defining. What will they call this age? The age of climate denial, the age of biodiversity loss or could it possible be the age of collective action? In a critical moment for the planet and all its peoples, the IPBES 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, suggest that we all get on the train of Transformative Change – a profound, fundamental, system-wide and strategic change in discourses, actions, values and policy. 

13:15-14:00
Global Landscapes Forum

The variety of life on Earth is being lost at an unprecedented rate. Now more than ever, the health of our planet requires us to recognize our complex, interdependent relationships with nature. During this opening plenary, keynote speakers will interact with the online community to frame the wicked problems of biodiversity loss alongside land degradation, climate change and the emergence of zoonotic pandemics. We kick off the conference with a call for a One Health approach, spotlighting the essential role of biodiversity and setting the scene for building back better.

  • Ashok Sridharan

    Mayor of Bonn, President of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

  • Jay Griffiths

    Award winning author, Advocate of nature

  • Elizabeth Mrema

    Executive Secretary , UN Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Shahid Naeem

    E3B Professor, Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Colombia University

  • Laura H. Kahn

    Physician and Research Scholar, Program on Science and Global Security at the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs

  • Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro

    Former Minister of Environment for Ecuador

14:00-14:45
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

This participatory plenary will be framed around the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, the Paris climate goals and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, all of which call on the global community to ‘bend the curve’ on these critical issues. Key global policy makers, scientists as well as business and community leaders will inform the audience about plans in place for the new decade, and engage in critical discussion. Through constructive debate, we will explore how the new policy frameworks can spark a vivid societal dialogue, consolidate next steps and pave the way for direct global action from individuals, civil society, local authorities and the global business community.

  • Musonda Mumba

    Director , Rome Centre for Sustainable Development Nature, Climate and Energy

  • Sir Robert Watson

    Head of the scientific advisory group for the UNEP Global Assessments Synthesis Report

  • H.E. Fekadu Beyene Aleka

    Commissioner, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission of Ethiopia

  • Niria Alicia Garcia

    Indigenous leader and innovator, UN Young Champion of the Earth finalist

  • Johan Rockström

    Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research , Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam

19:30-20:15
Global Landscapes Forum

Agricultural supply chains are the leading driver of deforestation globally, contributing to the depletion of biodiversity and natural ecosystems. In this plenary, the audience will get an inside look at the interrelation between finance for biodiversity and sustainable land use and healthy landscapes and sustainable, inclusive value chains. A discussion among experts will place local communities at the heart of the discussion while exploring the innovative financial instruments that are needed to spark a bioeconomy, grounded in the rights and expertise of local communities.

20:15-21:00
Crop Trust

The session will envisage what the next steps should be for SDG 2.5 in the post-2020 Agenda. Where do we go from here? It will seek to demonstrate why agrobiodiversity is essential to ensure food and nutrition security for current and future global populations. The greater the diversity, the more resilient the system. Protecting crops and livestock from pests and disease, and ensuring they have improved resistance to increasing climatic shocks is essential. But how do we get there?

21:00-21:45

In Latin America, multiple drivers are putting pressure on biodiversity and natural ecosystems. This plenary will build on the issues raised in the ‘Financing Diversity’ plenary to shed light on opportunities and challenges to sustainable climate finance in the Amazon basin and the Latin American region at large. The debate will speak to financial innovations at the intersection of biodiversity and climate action and explore the initiatives and instruments needed to achieve a bio-economy that is truly based on nature’s richness, is gender–inclusive, and is grounded in the rights and expertise of Indigenous Peoples.

The two-part discussion will primarily be held in Portuguese and Spanish, with English translation.

In Latin America, multiple drivers are putting pressure on biodiversity and natural ecosystems. This plenary will build on the issues raised in the ‘Financing Diversity’ plenary to shed light on opportunities and challenges to sustainable climate finance in the Amazon basin and the Latin American region at large. The debate will speak to financial innovations at the intersection of biodiversity and climate action and explore the initiatives and instruments needed to achieve a bio-economy that is truly based on nature’s richness, is gender–inclusive, and is grounded in the rights and expertise of Indigenous Peoples.

The two-part discussion will primarily be held in Portuguese and Spanish, with English translation.

  • Marina Campos

    Founder and Executive Director, Conexsus - US

  • Marianella Feoli

    Executive Director, Fundecooperacion for Sustainable Development

  • Elcio Machinery

    Coordinator, Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB)

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1

Digital Edition

12:00-12:30
The International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

As we proceed through the 21st century and confront today’s biodiversity crisis, we on one hand realize how intertwined our well-being is with our biodiversity and ecosystem health, and on the other hand, we find ourselves immersed in a globalized urban cultural dimension detached from our roots.

  • Tisha Ramadhin

    Community Relations , Fairventures Worldwide FVW Indonesia

14:30-15:15

While the world seems to get further entangled in a web of concurrent crises, there are a growing number of leaders and experts who are sparking new hope and trust in the future. GLF took the effort to find the experts sharing their visions on the state of biodiversity and gathered them in a single digital space to share their inspirational knowledge. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen in, learn and get inspired on why biodiversity is essential to building back better.

  • Carole Dieschbourg

    Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg

  • Robert Nasi

    Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Managing Director, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Stefan Schmitz

    Executive Director, The Global Crop Diversity Trust

  • Gilbert Houngbo

    President, International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD)

  • Bård Vegar Solhjell

    Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad

  • Jennifer Morgan

    Executive Director, Greenpeace

  • Galina Angarova

    Executive Director, Cultural Survival

17:00-17:45
Nia Tero

Indigenous peoples are the time-immemorial guardians of many of the world’s remaining biodiversity-rich landscapes – and of the spirituality, values and worldviews embedded in these physical spaces. As human encroachments threaten Indigenous ways of life and connection to land, the world urgently needs to find ways to support this guardianship to help ensure the health of the planet and diversity of species. This interactive plenary will amplify the voices of Indigenous guardians, and will provide a platform for civil society groups, the private sector, policy-makers, local authorities and youth to discuss and explore processes that draw from Indigenous peoples and local communities’ knowledge to generate scalable solutions to contemporary challenges. These solutions will be rooted in reciprocity, will help to achieve human and ecological well-being, and will promote just and sustainable decision-making that restores harmony between people and nature.
Find this session’s white paper here.

17:45-19:10
Global Landscapes Forum

Two days of dialogue and debate will compel participants to get ready for a strong call to global action. But what action is most urgently needed? So many of us are pleading for transformative change – but what does this require? Experts will discuss the need for a fundamental, system-wide change across technological, economic and social factors, including changing paradigms, goals and values. To achieve this, we must move away from looking at biodiversity as a production factor to seeing it as an integral part of life, without which we cannot survive. Moving from an economy of exploitation to an economy of restoration will require individual and collective behavioural change.

The Closing Plenary will be opened by Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the CBD and will start with a conversation between Christiane Paulus, Director General at BMU, Carla Montesi, Director at DEVCO and Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of GEF, before moving to a dynamic panel of representatives from youth, government, business, civil society and indigenous people.
Participants will join the discussion and contribute to the transformative change which we will initiate here.

  • Christiane Paulus

    Director General, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

  • Elizabeth Mrema

    Executive Secretary , UN Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Carla Montesi

    Director , European Commission’s Directorate General for Development and Cooperation

  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

    CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

  • Melina Sakiyama

    Co-Founder, Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)

  • Yvonne Aki Sawyerr

    Mayor of Freetown , Sierra Leone

  • Mwambu Wanendeya

    CEO and Founder, Carico

  • Peter Daszak

    President, EcoHealth Alliance

  • Benki Piyãko

    Asháninka Community Leader, Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia

  • Robert Nasi

    Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Managing Director, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Rodrigo A. Medellin

    Senior Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

  • Khairani Barokka

    Writer, poet and artist, NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1

28 October 2020

13:15-14:00
Global Landscapes Forum

The variety of life on Earth is being lost at an unprecedented rate. Now more than ever, the health of our planet requires us to recognize our complex, interdependent relationships with nature. During this opening plenary, keynote speakers will interact with the online community to frame the wicked problems of biodiversity loss alongside land degradation, climate change and the emergence of zoonotic pandemics. We kick off the conference with a call for a One Health approach, spotlighting the essential role of biodiversity and setting the scene for building back better.

  • Ashok Sridharan

    Mayor of Bonn, President of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

  • Jay Griffiths

    Award winning author, Advocate of nature

  • Elizabeth Mrema

    Executive Secretary , UN Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Shahid Naeem

    E3B Professor, Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Colombia University

  • Laura H. Kahn

    Physician and Research Scholar, Program on Science and Global Security at the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs

  • Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro

    Former Minister of Environment for Ecuador

14:00-14:45
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

This participatory plenary will be framed around the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, the Paris climate goals and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, all of which call on the global community to ‘bend the curve’ on these critical issues. Key global policy makers, scientists as well as business and community leaders will inform the audience about plans in place for the new decade, and engage in critical discussion. Through constructive debate, we will explore how the new policy frameworks can spark a vivid societal dialogue, consolidate next steps and pave the way for direct global action from individuals, civil society, local authorities and the global business community.

  • Musonda Mumba

    Director , Rome Centre for Sustainable Development Nature, Climate and Energy

  • Sir Robert Watson

    Head of the scientific advisory group for the UNEP Global Assessments Synthesis Report

  • H.E. Fekadu Beyene Aleka

    Commissioner, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission of Ethiopia

  • Niria Alicia Garcia

    Indigenous leader and innovator, UN Young Champion of the Earth finalist

  • Johan Rockström

    Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research , Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam

19:30-20:15
Global Landscapes Forum

Agricultural supply chains are the leading driver of deforestation globally, contributing to the depletion of biodiversity and natural ecosystems. In this plenary, the audience will get an inside look at the interrelation between finance for biodiversity and sustainable land use and healthy landscapes and sustainable, inclusive value chains. A discussion among experts will place local communities at the heart of the discussion while exploring the innovative financial instruments that are needed to spark a bioeconomy, grounded in the rights and expertise of local communities.

20:15-21:00
Crop Trust

The session will envisage what the next steps should be for SDG 2.5 in the post-2020 Agenda. Where do we go from here? It will seek to demonstrate why agrobiodiversity is essential to ensure food and nutrition security for current and future global populations. The greater the diversity, the more resilient the system. Protecting crops and livestock from pests and disease, and ensuring they have improved resistance to increasing climatic shocks is essential. But how do we get there?

21:00-21:45

In Latin America, multiple drivers are putting pressure on biodiversity and natural ecosystems. This plenary will build on the issues raised in the ‘Financing Diversity’ plenary to shed light on opportunities and challenges to sustainable climate finance in the Amazon basin and the Latin American region at large. The debate will speak to financial innovations at the intersection of biodiversity and climate action and explore the initiatives and instruments needed to achieve a bio-economy that is truly based on nature’s richness, is gender–inclusive, and is grounded in the rights and expertise of Indigenous Peoples.

The two-part discussion will primarily be held in Portuguese and Spanish, with English translation.

In Latin America, multiple drivers are putting pressure on biodiversity and natural ecosystems. This plenary will build on the issues raised in the ‘Financing Diversity’ plenary to shed light on opportunities and challenges to sustainable climate finance in the Amazon basin and the Latin American region at large. The debate will speak to financial innovations at the intersection of biodiversity and climate action and explore the initiatives and instruments needed to achieve a bio-economy that is truly based on nature’s richness, is gender–inclusive, and is grounded in the rights and expertise of Indigenous Peoples.

The two-part discussion will primarily be held in Portuguese and Spanish, with English translation.

  • Marina Campos

    Founder and Executive Director, Conexsus - US

  • Marianella Feoli

    Executive Director, Fundecooperacion for Sustainable Development

  • Elcio Machinery

    Coordinator, Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB)

29 October 2020

14:30-15:15

While the world seems to get further entangled in a web of concurrent crises, there are a growing number of leaders and experts who are sparking new hope and trust in the future. GLF took the effort to find the experts sharing their visions on the state of biodiversity and gathered them in a single digital space to share their inspirational knowledge. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen in, learn and get inspired on why biodiversity is essential to building back better.

  • Carole Dieschbourg

    Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg

  • Robert Nasi

    Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Managing Director, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Stefan Schmitz

    Executive Director, The Global Crop Diversity Trust

  • Gilbert Houngbo

    President, International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD)

  • Bård Vegar Solhjell

    Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad

  • Jennifer Morgan

    Executive Director, Greenpeace

  • Galina Angarova

    Executive Director, Cultural Survival

17:00-17:45
Nia Tero

Indigenous peoples are the time-immemorial guardians of many of the world’s remaining biodiversity-rich landscapes – and of the spirituality, values and worldviews embedded in these physical spaces. As human encroachments threaten Indigenous ways of life and connection to land, the world urgently needs to find ways to support this guardianship to help ensure the health of the planet and diversity of species. This interactive plenary will amplify the voices of Indigenous guardians, and will provide a platform for civil society groups, the private sector, policy-makers, local authorities and youth to discuss and explore processes that draw from Indigenous peoples and local communities’ knowledge to generate scalable solutions to contemporary challenges. These solutions will be rooted in reciprocity, will help to achieve human and ecological well-being, and will promote just and sustainable decision-making that restores harmony between people and nature.
Find this session’s white paper here.

17:45-19:10
Global Landscapes Forum

Two days of dialogue and debate will compel participants to get ready for a strong call to global action. But what action is most urgently needed? So many of us are pleading for transformative change – but what does this require? Experts will discuss the need for a fundamental, system-wide change across technological, economic and social factors, including changing paradigms, goals and values. To achieve this, we must move away from looking at biodiversity as a production factor to seeing it as an integral part of life, without which we cannot survive. Moving from an economy of exploitation to an economy of restoration will require individual and collective behavioural change.

The Closing Plenary will be opened by Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the CBD and will start with a conversation between Christiane Paulus, Director General at BMU, Carla Montesi, Director at DEVCO and Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of GEF, before moving to a dynamic panel of representatives from youth, government, business, civil society and indigenous people.
Participants will join the discussion and contribute to the transformative change which we will initiate here.

  • Christiane Paulus

    Director General, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

  • Elizabeth Mrema

    Executive Secretary , UN Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Carla Montesi

    Director , European Commission’s Directorate General for Development and Cooperation

  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

    CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

  • Melina Sakiyama

    Co-Founder, Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)

  • Yvonne Aki Sawyerr

    Mayor of Freetown , Sierra Leone

  • Mwambu Wanendeya

    CEO and Founder, Carico

  • Peter Daszak

    President, EcoHealth Alliance

  • Benki Piyãko

    Asháninka Community Leader, Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia

  • Robert Nasi

    Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Managing Director, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Rodrigo A. Medellin

    Senior Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

  • Khairani Barokka

    Writer, poet and artist, NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1

28 October 2020

07:30-08:00
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

Agriculture is the main income source for most rural households in Asia and the Pacific region. However, the increasing biodiversity loss due to climate change represents a huge threat to people’s livelihoods, the consequences of which could be even more dangerous than the COVID-19 pandemic. To promote youth engagement in biodiversity protection toward achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, this Youth Daily Show – led by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) – will explore what young Indigenous people working in agriculture are doing to preserve biodiversity

12:30-13:00
Global Youth Biodiversity Network with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

Years from now, historians will be discussing the reality we are living and the tomorrow we are defining. What will they call this age? The age of climate denial, the age of biodiversity loss or could it possible be the age of collective action? In a critical moment for the planet and all its peoples, the IPBES 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, suggest that we all get on the train of Transformative Change – a profound, fundamental, system-wide and strategic change in discourses, actions, values and policy. 

29 October 2020

12:00-12:30
The International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

As we proceed through the 21st century and confront today’s biodiversity crisis, we on one hand realize how intertwined our well-being is with our biodiversity and ecosystem health, and on the other hand, we find ourselves immersed in a globalized urban cultural dimension detached from our roots.

  • Tisha Ramadhin

    Community Relations , Fairventures Worldwide FVW Indonesia

The full conference experience, from home

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An action-packed agenda

Enjoy an action-packed agenda with 23+ sessions and workshops exploring all things biodiversity.

Meet experts and change-makers

Biodiversity experts, policymakers, communities on-the-ground and more will give inspiring talks and answer your questions live.

Network and connect

Connect one-on-one with other conference attendees and set up your own virtual meetings or join someone else's all within the platform.

Meet some of our speakers

Johan Rockström

Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam

Yvonne Aki Sawyerr

Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Benki Piyãko

Ashaninka Community Leader

Jennifer Morgan

Greenpeace

Mark J. Plotkin

President and board member, Amazon Conservation Team

H.E. Fekadu Beyene Aleka

Environment Commissioner, Ethiopia

Carla Montesi

European Commission’s Directorate General for Development and Cooperation

Elizabeth Mrema

Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Kristine Tompkins

UN Patron of Protected Areas

Christiane Paulus

DG for nature conservation, sustainable use of natural resources (BMU)

Sir Robert Watson

Head of the scientific advisory group for the UNEP Global Assessments Synthesis Report


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