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Putting protected areas to work to achieve climate stability and sustainable development

Organizer: IUCN and the World Commission on Protected Areas

Date: Wed / Dec. 2 - 14:00

Time: 14:00

Area: Blue Zone

 

IUCN and the World Commission on Protected Areas are convening a panel tomorrow December 2 in the IUCN Pavilion in the Blue Zone Hall 3 at COP21 from 14:00 – 15:30

 

Putting protected areas to work to achieve climate stability and sustainable development

 

Background:

 

Ecosystem-based approaches to mitigation and adaptation have become widely recognised in both policy and practice and it is gratifying to see the variety of applications in many contexts.  Most powerfully, their linkage with other goals and objectives offers an opportunity for efficient and aligned responses not only for biodiversity conservation and climate change goals, but also for sustainable development more widely. Protected and conserved areas, quite apart from protecting important biodiversity, hold great value for a variety of purposes, implicit in their establishment, governance and management. A panel of representatives from national delegations and partner provide evidence of nature-based solutions involving protected and conserved areas that could form part of intended national determined contributions to addressing the climate crisis, and provide feasible responses to achieving wider societal goals.

 

Programme:

 

  • Chair: Dr Kathy MacKinnon, Chair IUCN WCPA. Opening remarks and framing the opportunity
  • Delegation representative of Canada: Minister of Environment – the Honorable Catherine McKenna (tbc)

 

  • Delegation representative Colombia: Julia Miranda Londoño regarding the national commitments of Colombia and those of RedParques for Latin America

 

  • Delegation representative of Vietnam:  Dr Nguyen Van Tai, (Director General of Vietnam Environment Administration –MONRE)
  • Delegation representative of Palau: Keobel Sakuma (on marine sanctuaries)

 

  • Delegation representative from Madagascar: Michele Andrianarisata (Co-Chair of the Groupe technique pour le Changement Climatique)

 

  • Summing up: Trevor Sandwith, Director of IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme

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