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FAO and UNEP Geneva Webinar Event Celebrating the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030"
The FAO and UNEP offices with the United Nations in Geneva invite you to an event in celebration of the launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Time: 12h00-13h20
Venue: Virtually

Ecosystem restoration is fundamental to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including goals on climate change, poverty eradication, food security, water and biodiversity conservation. The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021—2030 aspires to unite the world behind a common goal of preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. Forests, grasslands, croplands, wetlands, savannahs, and other terrestrial habitats to inland, marine and coastal ecosystems and urban environments—all of them are in dire need of some level of protection and restoration.

AGENDA

Opening remarks and moderation by Mr. Dominique Burgeon
Director, FAO Liaison Office with the UN in Geneva

Panel 1 – Technical Perspectives

Mr. Eduardo Mansur
Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO

Mr. Manuel Barange
Director, Fisheries Division, FAO

Ms. Radhika Murti
Director, Global Ecosystem Management Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Panel 2 – Sharing of Perspectives

H.E. Mr. Chen Xu
Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland

H.E. Mr. Asim Ahmed
Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the UN Office and other international organizations in Switzerland

H.E. Mr. Thomas Wagner
Deputy Permanent Observer, Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the UN Office and other international organizations in in Switzerland

Ms. Anne Nuorgam
Chair, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Questions and answers

Closing remarks by Mr. Bruno Pozzi
Director, Europe Office, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
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