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12.12.22

IIS Australia at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

The UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15 – 7-19 December 2022 in Montreal, Canada) will set a clear course for the next decade of action to stop and reverse biodiversity loss and ensure that the use of biodiversity is sustainable.

The International Institute for Sustainability Australia will be at three different events. Dr. Robin Chazdon, a world reference in the study of restoration in tropical and subtropical forests, will be there representing the IIS-AU. See the events below.

12 DECEMBER 13:30 EST
Fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity
SESSION 10 – Room 516C
Restoration, connectivity, ecological integrity: How to effectively achieve and measure restoration and functionality recovery

Presentation:
Leveraging natural regeneration in the tropics to achieve large-scale forest restoration
Dr. Robin Chazdon (IIS-AU, UniSC and Forestoration International)

Session Leads:
International Union of Biological Science (IUBS)

14 DECEMBER 13:15 EST
Forest Ecosystem Restoration – a crucial piece of the new Global Biodiversity Framework
Youth Meeting Room 514B

Presentation:
WePlan – Forests: A decision support platform for spatial planning of forest ecosystem restoration
Dr. Robin Chazdon (IIS-AU, UniSC and Forestoration International)

Session Leads:
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

16 DECEMBER 14:00 EST (GMT-5)
Harnessing the power of spatial data to take early action on the post-2020 GBF
Rio Pavillion (Rideau Room, 220B)

Part 1: Spatial Data for post-2020 GBF Planning
Presentation:
WePlan-Forests: A tool to support environmental decisions for restoration plans
Dr. Robin Chazdon (IIS-AU, UniSC and Forestoration International) and Maria Cecilia Londoño (Institute Alexander von Humboldt)

Session Leads:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the CBD Secretariat and the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Related Partners (4)

Conservation International Convention on Biological Diversity Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative