High-Level Segment on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors
31 May 2018, Rome--- Policies governing the agricultural sectors, the use of natural resources, protection and conservation of endangered species, habitats and biodiversity need to be aligned to better protect the environment and reduce the ecological footprint of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, according to FAO. A series of working groups involving a wide range of stakeholders focused on different avenues for advancing biodiversity mainstreaming in agriculture, including global governance; national policies and legislation; financial incentives and investments; and supply chain measures.

Around 15 Ministers attended the High-Level Segment today, at FAO headquarters, representing both the agricultural sectors and the environmental sector.

Report on the outcome of the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Biodiversity Mainstreaming by Martha Bárcena Coqui, Ambassador of Mexico and Permanent Representative to FAO (in English and Spanish); and report by (11:58) David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity.
16min. 53sec.

Panel Discussion: Mainstreaming Biodiversity at Global Level - Khaled Mohamed Fahmi, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Egypt; Vo Tuan Nhan, Vice Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam; M. Abdeladim Lhafi, High Commissioner for Water and Forests and Fight Against Desertification, Morocco (in French); Tomasz Chruszczow, COP24 Special Envoy for Climate Change - High Level Climate Champion, Ministry of Environment, Poland.
44min. 17sec.

Panel Discussion: Mainstreaming Biodiversity at National Level: Policies, Legislation, Incentives, Investment, Value chains - Dominique Kohli, Secretary of State, Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland (in French and English); Inia Batikoko Seruiratu, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Fiji; Christian F. J. T. Diatta, General Secretary, Ministry of the Solidarity-Based Economy and Microfinance, Senegal (in French).
35min. 04sec.

Closing remarks by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General.
9min. 01sec.
Tema(s): Agricultura y cultivos, Biodiversidad, Cambio climático, Desarrollo rural o agrícola, Producción alimentaria y reservas, Resilience, Reuniones, SDGs, Seguridad alimentaria, Zero Hunger
Realizador: FAO
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