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World Bank Group at COP15 on Biodiversity: Nature's Moment
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Despite unprecedented biodiversity loss and the onset of a new mass extinction, natural systems continue to be degraded, both directly by human activities and indirectly by the broader climate crisis. The collective global challenge of both protecting and rejuvenating the world’s biodiversity has become more urgent than ever.
Join from the floor of Palais des congrès de Montréal at COP15 in Canada, as global leaders convene to discuss the biodiversity imperative.
Session One – The Roots of Development
For decades, protections for natural systems have been misconstrued as barriers to economic progress. What will it take for policymakers, businesses, and citizens to see that biodiversity and natural systems are not only compatible with, but also crucial for, growth?
03:13 Opening Remarks by Juan Manuel Santos, Former President of Colombia and Member of The Elders
06:39 Fireside Chat and Q&A with International Media:
|44:25 Closing Remarks by Cristina Mittermeier, Photographer, biologist, and conservationist
Session Two – The "Other" COP
Although progress toward tackling climate change remains insufficient, the world at least has arrived at a shared understanding about the problem and the solutions that must follow. What will it take to achieve a similar break-through on behalf of nature?
52:24 Frontline Report, pre-recorded remarks from COP15
55:49 Panel Discussion and Q&A with International Media:
|1:31:22 Closing Remarks by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
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Co-Founder and Adviser at the Centre for Sustainability PH
Fiji's High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations
CEO of Domini Impact Investments
Former President of Colombia and Member of The Elders
Photographer, biologist, and conservationist
Global Leader of Climate and Energy at the WWF and Former Minister of the Environment of Peru
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Chair of Natural England
Executive Secretary of the IPBES