This themed webinar session has been co-organised with the Edinburgh Process, in the context of the Online consultation process on the role of subnational governments, cities and other local authorities in the development of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, hosted virtually in April-June 2020 by the Edinburgh Process in coordination with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 

This webinar highlighted the role of subnational governments in addressing climate and biodiversity together, framing it within a broader international and scientific context. It inscribed the obvious synergies (e.g. Nature Based Solutions) within a larger picture, which includes the need for highly ambitious climate action today to help ensure against massive biodiversity loss in future decades. It showcased success stories and best practices from subnational implementation of NBS and provides insights from emerging ideas of international convergence. The webinar has been organised in three parts:

  • Linking climate and biodiversity: global science-based perspectives – Andy Purvis, IPBES, and Alexandra Deprez, IDDRI
  • Implementing NBS for climate and biodiversity: lessons learned and role of subnational governments – Emma Goodyer and Roxane Andersen, Scotland, UK, and Miriam Garcia, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Towards a global convergence of the climate-biodiversity agendas: views from national governments – Andrea Meza and Rita Zaghloul, Costa Rica, and Clémentine Renevier, France

This session has been introduced by Su Campbell, Scottish Government, and moderated by Juliette Landry, IDDRI.


More information on the Edinburgh Process here.