Committee on Agriculture (COAG)

Side event #2

Harnessing biodiversity for sustainable agriculture in a changing world - options and challenges on the way to Cancun (Convention on Biological Diversity – COP13)

Monday 26 September, 17:45–19:15, Iran Room

About the event: Agriculture and biodiversity are inextricably linked. Agricultural production depends on the diversity of crops and livestock as well as pollinators and soil biodiversity. Over generations, farmers have contributed to this diversity, but conversion of land and some agricultural practices threaten biodiversity. How can we protect biodiversity and harness it to support increased agricultural production for food security, climate adaption and other goals? CBD COP13 will address these issues.

Biodiversity mainstreaming in FAO (Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Coordinator Natural Resources)
Norway’s support for biodiversity and sustainable agriculture (Inge Nordang, Norwegian Ambassador to FAO)
Outcomes of the 8th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity (Tone Solhaug, Co-chair of the Trondheim Conference, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway)
On the way to the CBD 13th Conference of the Parties in Cancun (Hesiquio Benitez, CONABIO, Mexico)
Preparation of the Cancun Declaration (Alberto Glender, Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico)
Challenges and opportunities of COP13 with respect to mainstreaming biodiversity into agricultural sectors (Robert Höft, CBD)

Moderation by Alberto Glender

Discussion by COAG delegates

Conclusion Maria Helena Semedo 

Languages: English, Spanish, French

Twitter hashtag: #COAG25

Side event will be webcast