In the framework of the European Union funded project ‘Building capacity related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP MEAs 3)’, FAO and the CBD Secretariat are jointly organizing a series of regional information webinars to unpack the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) with a focus on the targets related to agricultural biodiversity.  
The webinars will focus on the Kunming-Montreal GBF targets that are of direct relevance to the sustainable management of agricultural biodiversity. Most of these targets are closely connected to the implementation of other Multilateral Environmental Agreements, such as the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the Rotterdam Convention.
This webinar provides the opportunity to biodiversity focal points from agriculture and environment sectors from the Pacific region to discuss how these newly adopted global biodiversity targets could be translated into concrete and integrated national strategies and action plans for the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of their utilization.
The expected outcomes of this webinar include:

  • An increased shared understanding of the Kunming-Montreal GBF and its relevance to the sustainable management of agricultural biodiversity.
  • Improved capacity of relevant agricultural focal points and stakeholders to participate in the NBSAP review process and implementation.


Meeting facilitator: Raushan Kumar, Forestry Officer, FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands or Kudzai Kusena, ACP MEAs National Coordinator for Zimbabwe





Welcome / opening remarks

Thierry Dudermel
Team Leader Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, DG-INTPA, European Commission

Xiangjun Yao
FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific



Context and Objectives of the webinar

Kim-Anh Tempelman
ACP MEAs 3 Project coordinator


Overview of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)

David Cooper
Acting Executive Secretary, CBD Secretariat


Revising and updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs)

Jillian Campbell
Senior Programme Management Officer, CBD Secretariat


Introduction of GBF targets of specific relevance to agricultural biodiversity

Frédéric Castell
Senior Natural Resources Officer, Biodiversity Unit


Resource mobilization for NBSAP implementation

Ines Verleye
Senior biodiversity expert, Federal Public Service, Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Belgium


Panel Discussion
Unpacking the key agricultural biodiversity related targets


Monica Kobayashi
Programme Management Officer
CBD Secretariat

Cristelle Pratt
Assistant Secretary-General

Peter Wekesa
Expert – Environment and Natural Resource Governance, Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)

Kent Nnadozie
Secretary of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Christine Fuell
Senior Technical Officer, Rotterdam Convention Secretariat (tbc)

Buyung Hadi
Agricultural Officer, Plant and Pesticide Management team

Patrick Chesney
International biodiversity expert (PC Consultants)


Closing remarks

Irene Hoffmann
Head of FAO Biodiversity work stream and Secretary of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture