An event co-organised with the Embassy of Canada to France

Find here a summary, video of 10 minutes, in French, subtitles in English

Find here the full replay of the webinar in French


While the Covid-19 crisis continues to be strongly felt in Europe and the United States, it has not yet reached full force in Latin America and Africa, and has not yet been fully overcome in Asia. States and the international community are already developing exit plans. Many actors, including the United Nations Secretary General, and some citizens, are strongly calling for these recovery plans to be oriented to accelerate the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. The current proposals for recovery plans, notably from China and the EU, include elements that go partly in this direction. However, many other voices are rising at the same time to try to bury any ecological transition and maintain the status quo of our carbon-intensive and resource-intensive societies. In this context, this webinar will reflect on ways to strengthen the political front of the international climate and biodiversity agendas to influence post-Covid-19 recovery plans in the short term.
What are the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on the political agenda of the climate and biodiversity negotiations? What do States need in the short and medium term to ensure that recovery plans integrate global health (including biodiversity and climate perspectives)? In what international fora? With what instrument(s)? Can this be the subject of a policy convergence dialogue? What possible North-South cooperation and solidarity in the face of Covid-19, and what links with the climate and biodiversity agendas?
Mrs Laurence Tubiana, France
President of the European Climate Foundation and Professor at SciencesPo

Mr. Basile van Havre, Canada
Co-Chair of the Negotiating Group on the Post-2020 Framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Mrs. Jeanne N'Tain, Côte d'Ivoire
Negotiator for Côte d'Ivoire at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Mr Paul Watkinson, France
Former President of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, 2018-2019)

The conference will be introduced by Mrs Isabelle Hudon, Canadian Ambassador to France, and moderated by Mr Sébastien Treyer, Executive director of IDDRI.

This event will be held in French without translation.