Webinar 15: 20th August 2020

Dialogue towards a green recovery and lessons learned from nature in the context of the Post 2020 GBF” on 20th August 2020.

The following presentation was delivered to set the scene in both the 10am SAST and 3pm SAST time slots:

  • Multi-level governance and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework- Ms Ingrid Coetzee
    Senior Manager, Biodiversity and Nature-Based Solutions, ICLEI’s Cities Biodiversity Center

Thereafter, each webinar consisted of two-panel discussions. The first panel comprised of representatives from the Urban Natural Assets (UNA) and INTERACT-Bio projects, who shared insights and learnings that have emerged on the topic from the work done in these projects. This panel, in both time slots, featured the following panellists:

  • Ms Jessica Kavonic– Senior Professional Officer: Climate Change and Urban Natural Assets, ICLEI Africa
  • Dr Ernita van Wyk– Senior Professional Officer: Socio-ecological Systems, ICLEI Africa

The second panel comprised of representatives from various levels of government around the world who shared and discussed insights and lessons emerging from their contexts. This panel, for each time slot, featured the following panelists:

10am SAST (GMT+2):

  • Dr. Rajan Chedambath– Director: Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development (C-HED), Research & Development wing of the Kochi Municipal Corporation, India
  • Mr David Barlow– Snr Policy Officer, Lead – Green infrastructure & Biodiversity, City of Manchester Policy Team

3pm SAST (GMT+2):

  • Ms Andrea Cruz Angon– Coordinator of Biodiversity Strategies and International Cooperation, CONABIO, Mexico
  • Ms Marlene Laros– Director: Biodiversity and Coastal Management, Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, South Africa
  • Mr Paul Dale– International Affairs Advisory, Secretariat for Infrastructure and Environment, Sao Paulo State Government, Brazil

To access further resources mentioned in the webinar, please refer to the following links:

For a summary of the webinar by our generous supporting partner at the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework- EU Support Project, please click here.

We are proud to have recently launched the new local and subnational advocacy for nature website, which serves as an information platform to keep our constituency up to date with the latest relevant news, events and resources that relate to local and subnational governments. We invite you to visit the website regularly and to share it with your networks. For more on this webinar series, visit the dedicated webinar page.

We hope you found the Webinar informative and the shared information to be helpful to your work!

If you have questions, comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us at timothy.blatch@iclei.org. We look forward to connecting with you again soon.