Technical Workshop - Global Biodiversity Framework

Rue Vautier 29
1000 Brussels

The historic Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has led the way to a new era of global cooperation on biodiversity conservation. 


The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) are therefore pleased to invite you to a technical workshop 'Implementing the new Global Biodiversity Framework - Target 3' at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels on Monday, May 15th, from 09.00 - 17.30 CET. 


This technical workshop will be divided into four main sessions, each of which will focus on a critical aspect of the implementation of target 3 under the GBF, including: ensuring ecological representativeness; ensuring benefits to people, marine and inland water conservation, and supporting and financing implementation.

The full programme can be found here.


Featured speakers include, among others:

  • Chantal Marijnissen, Head of Unit for Environment, Sustainable Natural Resources, DG INTPA, European Commission

  • Hugo Schally, Adviser for International Negotiations, DG ENV, European Commission

  • Madhu Rao, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

  • Sophie Mirgaux, Belgium's Special Envoy for the Ocean, Belgian Federal Public Service of Environment

  • Salima Kempenaer, Belgian Focal Point on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), and Focal point on Resource Mobilization, Belgian Federal Public Service of Environment

  • Andrew Plumptre, Head of the Key Biodiversity Areas Secretariat

  • H.E. Mr. Carlos Enrique Valencia-Muñoz, Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Colombia to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union and NATO


To attend the event, please register here by Friday noon.

Aichi targets
11.1. At least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water areas are protected.
11.2. At least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas are protected
15 May 2023