As the leading organisation on Nature-based Solutions for Societal Challenges (NbS), IUCN is working with its members and partners across the world in making NbS a central component for national Post-COVID19 recovery plans and policy frameworks. Capitalising on NbS for recovery can also enhance pathways and positive impacts for addressing the climate crisis as well as biodiversity loss crisis. IUCN’s ambition is to work with its 91 state members in achieving cross-sectoral policy alignments, whereby NbS can be leveraged at scale for multiple, simultaneous benefits for people and nature.
In this session, ministers from China, Egypt, Portugal and South Africa (with one more country in the confirmation process) will join IUCN’s Director General. In the afternoon session, ministers from Costa Rica, Peru, Russia and Senegal (with one more country in the confirmation process) will join IUCN’s Director General.