COP15 Side Event: Commonwealth Call to Action on Living Lands - Opportunities and Challenges for Scaling up Nature-based Solutions

Event date: 15 December 2022, 18:15 - 19:45

This side event, organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, will spotlight experiences in implementing Nature-based Solutions, facilitate a discussion to solve identified challenges and explore opportunities for scaling, and raise awareness on the work programme under the Commonwealth Living Lands Charter.

Time: 13:15 – 14:45 EST

Venue: Yangzte, 516CDE, Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle, Montréal, Québec

Opening and Closing Address

Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC (video) Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

Hon Dr Lee White Minister of Water, Forests, the Sea & Environment, Gabon

Hon Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya Minister of Environment, Rwanda

David Cooper Deputy Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity

Roundtable of Commonwealth Voices

Kayla Kingdon-Bebb Director of Policy, Dept of Conservation, New Zealand

Odacy Davis Deputy Commissioner, Protected Areas Commission, Guyana

Afa Hussain Conservation Officer, Maldives

Rolenas Bareleo Principal Biodiversity & Conservation Officer, Vanuatu

Timoteus Mufeti Environmental Commissioner, Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Tourism, Namibia

Technical Panel

Tony Simons Senior Fellow, G20 Global Land Initiative, UNCCD

Sarah Wyatt Biodiversity Specialist, GEF

Fran Raymond Price Global Forest Practice Lead, WWF

Adriana Vidal Senior Policy Officer, Climate Change, Centre for Economy & Finance, IUCN

Melissa de Kock Head of Biodiversity, People & Landscapes Unit, UNEP

Paul Hartman Senior Environmental Specialist, CIF

Find out more:

Commonwealth Living Lands Charter
Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub

For more information, about this event, contact:

Climate Change Adviser, Mxolisi Sibanda [email protected] or [email protected]