Turning COP15 biodiversity commitments into action
Convenor – Sir Charlie Burrell, Knepp Estate
- Dr Peter Brotherton, Director of Science and Climate Change, Natural England
- Jake Fiennes, Director of Conservation, Holkham Estate
- Robin Smale, Senior Expert, McKinsey
- Dr Éliane Ubalijoro, Chief Executive Officer, CIFOR-ICRAF, Nairobi
COP15 was widely lauded for reaching a global framework to halt and reverse the decline in biodiversity by 2030. This framework encompassed four main areas of action relating to ecosystem resilience and species extinction; sustainable use of biodiversity; the sharing of benefits associated with genetic resources; and ensuring all countries are adequately resourced to implement these goals. This Panel will reflect on their interpretations of the COP15 outcomes and open up discussion on the key priorities necessary to begin implementation of these four actions and the fundamental changes in policy and practice that may be required.