Online Forum on the Action Agenda/Biosafety

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Online discussions on non-state actors’ engagement in
the Action Agenda for Nature and People

Date: 27 September – 24 October 2021

The Agenda for Nature and People (Action Agenda) was launched in November 2018, by the Governments of Egypt and China, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to serve 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 catalyzing 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.

For 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 online discussion forum on the Action Agenda offered opportunities for information-sharing and emphasized the importance of biosafety commitments and engagement, as well as best practices. The forum was moderated by seven moderators from different regions of the globe. A complete summary of information and recommendations from moderators of the six themes will be prepared and made available shortly.

The information will also be used to develop an information document for the tenth Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP 10) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, 25 Apr – 8 May 2022.

We look forward to your continued contribution to the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Implementation Plan for the Cartagena Protocol. We also encourage non-state actors to make a commitment on the Action Agenda for Nature and People at .

The Moderators of the Online Discussions include:

  • Austria:
    Mr. Helmut Gaugitsch
  • Croplife International:
    Ms. Sarah Lukie
  • Himalayan Folklore, Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples Networks, Federation of Kirant Indigenous Associations, Society for Wetland Biodiversity Conservation Nepal:
    Mr. Kamal Kumar Rai
  • Every Woman Hope Centre:
    Ms. Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu
  • Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture:
    Mr. Pedro Rocha
  • KROK University:
    Mr. Serhiy Vykhryst
  • BCH Project Regional Specialist for francophone Africa:
    Mr. Mohamed Elyes Kchouk

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