UNU-IAS Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity 2021

DATE / TIME : 2021•6•2 

UNU-IAS, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ) and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC), co-organised a symposium to commemorate International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 20 May 2021. In addition to this, GEOC had an online poster gallery celebrating ‘Life and Biodiversity’ and UNU-IAS’s Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) held a virtual tour of the Kanazawa area on 21 May 2021.

The theme for this year was “We’re part of the solution #ForNature” and the symposium shared the latest developments on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and initiatives undertaken in Japan. It also addressed the importance of a one-health approach, partnerships, localisations, and evidence-based decision-making. The opening remarks were given by Hiroyosi Sasagawa (State Minister of the Environment, Japan), followed by Akio Takemoto (Programme Head, UNU-IAS), and Elizabeth Maruma Mrema (Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity).

To view the full report, please visit UNU-IAS Website at 
To view the recording of the session, please visit GEOC YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpEYQIsmilyAdejE92oPjdw