Trondheim Conference 2019 #TC9 – Making biodiversity matter

450 experts from National Governments, NGOs, science and international organisations are mobilising everything they can to make drastic progress towards the global vision of  living in harmony with nature. The Aichi targets from 2011 haven’t achieved what they intended to. The Trondheim Conferences are a safe, encouraging but also challenging space for candid discussions about what caused the failure to act. And they also push for collaborative ideas on how to improve the strategy and its implementation.

 

ashgar and Natasha stage

Schwung mod

I had the privilege of designing the interactive sessions of the conference again and moderating it. The results will be appearing in full as well as in the synthesised form on the website: Trondheim Conference Report (work in progress). This year’s conference promised to have more interaction and, in addition to the round table discussions on prepared questions, participants filled an Open Space Agenda with their own topics, in order to make sure the important and relevant lessons learned are taken forward (see photo below).

Open space agenda

Photos by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis

In 2020 (in Kunming, China) the Convention on Biological Diversity will adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”. SUPPORT THIS WORK!

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