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COP15 CBD High Level Side Event - Celebrating International Year of Mountains


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COP15 CBD High-level side event Celebrating International Year of Mountains - ensuring mountain biodiversity protection within the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework implementation

Time: 18:15 (EST)
Where: Room 512E. Level 5 - Palas des congrès de Montréal 

Highlighting efforts taken to elevate mountain biodiversity and the need for its protection within the Post-2020 outcome and implementation while giving insights into supporting science-policy processes and products. The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the 5-year-action plan resulting from the International Year of Sustainable Mountains will also be featured and discussed by representatives from mountain regions around the globe.

The MRI will be represented by SLC member Shawn Marshall, who is invited to speak about why mountains matter for biodiversity and beyond.

Esteemed speakers

Ms. Doreen Robinson (Head of Biodiversity & Land Branch, UNEP)
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo (Deputy -Director General, FA0)
Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema (Executive Secretary, CBD)
Mr. Nurlan Aitmurzaev (Special Envoy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on Mountain lssues)

High-level round-table participants

H.E. Ms. Dinara Kutmanova (Minister of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic)
H.E. Ms. Beatrice Anywar Atim (Minister of State for Environment of Uganda)
H.E. Mr. Modesto Montoya (Minister of Environment of Peru)
H.E. Ms. Vannia Gava (Vice Minister of Environment of ltaly)
H.E. Mr. Naser Nuredini (Minister of Environment and Physical Planning of North Macedonia)
H.E. Sorin lonut Banciu (Secretary of State at Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests of Romania)
High-level Representative of Hindu Kush Himalayan region (tbc)

Other speakers

Mr. Jonas Geschke (Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment)
Mr. Shawn Marshall (Mountain Research Initiative)
Ms. Klaudia Kuras (UNEP Vienna Programme Office - Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention)
Mr. Jamal Annagylyjova (CBD Secretariat)
Mr. Matthias Jurek (UNEP - overall facilitator)

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Cover image by Enrico Tavian.

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