The 2050 Vision of ‘Living in harmony with nature’: opportunities for a path to recovery by 2030
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About the Event
Countries have done significant progress when they adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and yet our planet continues to witness a devastating biodiversity decline. A truly transformational new framework to better safeguard, conserve and restore biodiversity is urgently needed to safeguard human health, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (COP 15) will take place in Kunming, China in 2021. There, countries will have to negotiate and a new framework that will halt the loss of biodiversity and put nature on a path to recovery by 2030. To discuss this process and share insights about the linkages about biodiversity, health and gender equality, the Women Leaders for Planetary will host a “coffee break” session with Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD).
In this short dialogue, Ms. Mrema will highlight why the promotion of biodiversity protection, including the microbes many of us currently avoid, is a fundamental part of any post-pandemic recovery strategy and key to promote planetary health.
The event is organized by the Women Leaders for Planetary Health (WLPH) and moderated by Dr. Nicole de Paula, founder of the WLPH.