Stage A

Saturday 11 November 2023


No Nature, No Future: Tackling the biodiversity emergency

Protecting the planet and the people 

According to recent figures, wildlife populations have plunged by an average of 69% between 1970 and 2018 – one of many statistics that show biodiversity, from our forests to our oceans, is declining faster than ever before in human history. This has devastating consequences for the well-being of all living creatures on Earth. A year ago, at COP15, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took a historic step to reverse this trend. 188 state representatives adopted the groundbreaking "Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework" to combat biodiversity loss, restore ecosystems and protect the rights of indigenous peoples. In this session, speakers will discuss how this framework is put in practice and will highlight the crucial contribution of businesses and civil society in its implementation.

Stewart Patrick

Senior Fellow and Director, Global Order and Institutions Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Celina Chien

Founder and Director, Overstories; Board Member, Panthera


Christophe Guilhou

Director of Sustainable development, Ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs, France


Constance Cordier

Youth Ambassador, Jane Goodall Institute France


Jane Morris Goodall

Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute


Alvaro Leyva Duran

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Colombia


Tahir Aziz

Senior Adviser South Asia, Conciliation Resources


Virginijus Sinkevičius

Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Union


Intervention on the same theme

18:15 19:00
Stage B
Climate Overshoot risks: building coherent and collaborative responses
Protecting the planet and the people 
13:30 14:30
Salle 1
Promoting fair access to outer space by the Global South to accelerate SDGs and growth
Protecting the planet and the people