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#COP15 - The Kiwa Talanoa is today!

 10 December 2022
#COP15 - The Kiwa Talanoa is today!

 The Kiwa Initiative® Side-Event is scheduled on December 10, 22 at 🕚 9am - 10am (Montreal Time) in the small room of the Nature Positive Pavilion at CBD COP15 in Montreal, Canada.

We kindly invite all COP15 participants present in Montreal to join our Talanoa/roundtable, organised by Kiwa partners the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme - SPREP, the Pacific Community-SPC and the IUCN and supported by the Kiwa Initiative on the potential for Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to contribute to biodiversity conservation, Pacific Island communities’ rights and resilience to climate change impacts.

Program details:

🟢 9:00am - Introduction 🎙 Moderator: Mrs. Anne-Claire Goarant, SPC

🟢 09:10am - Challenges and opportunities for biodiversity and climate change in the Pacific 🎙 Ms.Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatau, Director, Environment and Conservation Division, Ministry of Environment, Land and Agricultural Development, Kiribati

🟢 09:15am - Implementation of NbS in the Pacific to ensure biodiversity outcomes but also co-benefits for communities 🎙 Mr. Guillaume Chiron, Deputy Director, Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity Division, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

🟢 09:20am - Strengthening human rights through biodiversity conservation / climate change adaptation programmes 🎙 Ms. Catherine Potvin, Deputy Director, Global Programs and Policy, Environment Division, Global Affairs Canada

🟢 09:25am - Consideration of gender equity, disability and social inclusion provided by capacity building offered by the Kiwa Initiative 🎙 Dr Peter Davies, Coastal and Marine Adviser, SPREP

🟢 09:30am - Examples of how Kiwa beneficiaries in the Pacific are addressing HR/GEDSI in their local project 🎙 Mr. Etika Qica, Kiwa Initiative Coordinator, IUCN Oceania Regional Office

🟢 09:35am - Evolution of conservation practices in Palau 🎙 Ms. Lolita Gibbons, Program Manager for Conservation and Protected Areas, Palau Conservation Society

🟢 09:40am - Q&A / Talanoa 🎙 Moderator: Mrs. Anne-Claire Goarant, SPC

🟢 09:55am - Closing remarks / wrap-up 🎙 Moderator: Mrs. Anne-Claire Goarant, SPC

For technical reasons, please note that this side-event will not be broadcasted.

You can access the full programme of the Nature Positive Pavilion at 

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