On 22-24 September 2019, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), in collaboration with the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework-EU support project, and with the support of the French Cooperation in Chile, organised a regional dialogue in Santiago, Chile, on Latin America and the Caribbean perspectives on post-2020 global biodiversity governance.

Key Messages

  • Latin america and the Carribean has many examples of successful implementation of biodiversity policies. we have to scale them up, but also draw lessons from past mistakes. an expert network of regional biodiversity institutions would be helpful.
    Marcia Tambutti, Biodiversity Expert, ECLAC
  • The IPBES assessments have further clarified the respective magnitude of the drivers of biodiversity loss. the post-2020 global biodiversity framework should help address them; and help implement biodiversity policies in the region.
    Aleksandar Rankovic, Coordinator on Post-2020 International Biodiversity Governance, IDDRI
  • Ensuring interlinkages and synergies between the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals, in truth means looking for structural changes in development models, where the sustainable use of biodiversity would be key.
    Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director of IDDRI
  • Better coordinating networks of institutions is key to raise awareness and consolidate strategies, instruments, and information systems, to address biodiversity challenges at the regional level.
    Jeannette Sánchez, Director of the Natural Resources Division, ECLAC
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