16 MARCH 2021
13:15 – 14:45 CEST
GENEVA: SALLE ABC, LEVEL 0
ONLINE: ZOOM, REGISTER HERE
ORGANIZERS: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Fisheries Expert Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN-CEM-FEG), European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD)
Through the 21st Century, mainstreaming biodiversity in sectoral planning and management has been a CBD priority. Under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, sectors using biodiversity could report on their actions and outcomes under Targets 6 and 7, with expectations and benchmarks for fisheries particularly explicit in Target 6. The Global Biodiversity Framework currently does not have comparably explicit expectations for individual sectors, nor does the draft GBF include guidance on how sectors like fisheries would report on measures taken to ensure their impacts on biodiversity are sustainable and on the outcomes of those measures.
This side event would bring together experts on fisheries with SBSTTA participants with an interest in ocean issues to have an open discussion on how the fishery sector could report their biodiversity outcomes, as well as supporting strategies and measures in the Post 2020 GBF. The session would be facilitated by a chair to encourage an open dialogue about opportunities to coordinate individual efforts and on reporting approaches so that they would be transparent and credible. The Chair will help to coordinate the discussion amongst the Panel participants and audience, centering on a range of topics, including on opportunities for the Post 2020 to: help to stimulate improved mainstreaming of biodiversity in fisheries; recognize and promote sectoral conservation through spatial management approaches; better consider biodiversity across value chains; and other relevant topics that arise during SBSTTA meeting and contact groups.
The broad ranging Panel includes Jake Rice (IUCN FEG); Adam van Opzeeland (New Zealand Delegation); Andrew McMaster (Canada Delegation); Vivienne Solis Rivera (Coope Sol i Dar RL), RFB Fisheries Rep; Joe Appiott (CBD Secretariat); Amber Himes Cornell & Kim Friedman (FAO).