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Seventh Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity - Ecology and Economy for a Sustainable Society

27-31 May 2013, Trondheim, Norway
 
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Highlights for Friday, 31 May 2013

Seventh Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity

On Friday, a session entitled “Our Future, Today’s Biodiversity,” was chaired by Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, National Biodiversity Committee, Ghana. Conference Co-Chair Ivar Baste, Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management, informed participants that the newly released report of the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda entitled “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development” includes a set of 12 goals: the ninth goal on managing natural resource assets sustainably makes reference to safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity.

Jane Smart, IUCN, presented on IUCN knowledge products for implementing the Aichi targets. Hossein Fadaei, Acting Secretary of UN Environment Management Group (EMG), UNEP, presented the work of the EMG noting its main function is to enhance coordination among UN agencies at the highest level. Marci Yeater, CITES Secretariat, called for strengthened involvement of CITES in future Trondheim conferences. Salvatore Aricò, UNESCO, stressed that multi-stakeholder cooperation is essential to mainstream biodiversity. Nancy Colleton, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, offered insights on how to communicate the science and value of biodiversity in a way that motivates action.

Rapporteur Jerry Harrison, UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, presented the Co-Chairs’ report titled “Moment of Opportunity,” highlighting that the report attempted to capture the key messages arising from the different sessions and calling upon participants to communicate these messages and learn from them.

Yeon-chul Yoo, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea, recognized the contributions of the Trondheim Conference to the biodiversity agenda over the past twenty years, mentioning in particular the forthcoming CBD COP 12 to be held in October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. Conference Co-Chairs Baste and Tone Solhaug, Norwegian Minsitry of the Environment, expressed their appreciation to speakers, participants, organizers and co-hosting organizations, paying special tribute to Peter Schei, founder of the Trondheim Conferences; and closed the Conference at 11.40 am.


Trondheim Market Square at dusk. The towering monument is of the city's founder,
Olav Tryggvason by the sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen.
 
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Session 12: Our Future, Today's Biodiversity
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Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Professor, National Biodiversity Committee, Ghana
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Jane Smart, Global Director, Biodiversity Conservation Group, IUCN
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Jane Smart, Global Director, Biodiversity Conservation Group, IUCN, presented IUCN knowledge products for implementating the Aichi targets
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Hossein Fadaei, Acting Secretary, UN Environmental Management Group (EMG), presented the UN system-wide support for the Aichi target capacities
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Hossein Fadaei, Acting Secretary, UN EMG
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Marci Yeater, Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
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Salvatore Aricò, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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Nancy Colleton, Deputy Chair, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication
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Nancy Colleton, Deputy Chair, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, talked about communicating the biodiversity challenge
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Christine Dawson, US
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Risa Smith, Canada
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Jessica Diaz, Argentina
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Session 11: Consideration of the Draft Report by the Co-Chairs
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Rapporteur Jerry Harrison, UNEP-WCMC, presented the draft report
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Session 14: Closing Session
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Yeon-chul Yoo, Director-General, Korean Ministry of Environment, talked about the forthcoming CBD COP 12, to be held under the theme "biodiversity for sustainable development"
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Yeon-chul Yoo, Director-General, Korean Ministry of Environment
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L-R: Conference Co-Chairs Tone Solhaug, Ministry of Environment, Norway and Ivar Baste, Directorate for Nature Management, Norway; with Rapporteur Jerry Harrison, UNEP-WCMC. Conference Co-Chairs Solhaug and Baste, closed the meeting at 11:40 am (Trondheim time).
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L-R: ENB team at the 2013 Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity with Chad Monfreda, Elsa Tsioumani, Franz Dejon and Nicole de Paula Domingos
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Trondheim Conference Secretariat
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IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the First meeting of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-1), 21-26 January 2013, Bonn, Germany

*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of the Second Session of the Plenary Meeting on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 16-21 April 2012, Panama City, Panama

*IISD RS coverage of the First Session of the Plenary Meeting of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 3-7 October 2011, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, 1-5 February 2010, Trondheim, Norway

*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity - Ecosystems and People - Development and Biodiversity - The Road to 2010 and Beyond, 29 October - 2 November 2007, Trondheim, Norway

*IISD RS coverage of the Norway/UN Conference on Technology Transfer and Capacity Building, 23-27 June 2003, Trondheim, Norway

*IISD RS coverage of the Third Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, 6-10 September 1999, Trondheim, Norway

*IISD RS archive of meetings on biodiversity

*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy

*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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