Joint Meeting of ECOSOC and the Second Committee

Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Time: 15:00-18:00

Location: Conference Room 2, UN Headquarters, New York


The joint meeting of the Second Committee and ECOSOC would aim to provide a deeper understanding of how ecosystem approach grounded in nature-based solutions can be applied to accelerate implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals including biodiversity based 2020 targets. Bringing together experts from a range of scientific, academic, and policy backgrounds, the discussion would explore the concept of nature-based solutions and the opportunities they hold for sustainable development around the world.

The event would also underscore key opportunities and challenges in the shift to nature-based solutions, with the goal of identifying areas for the formation of partnerships and the development of enabling policies to support the implementation of nature-based solutions


The outcome of the meeting would be an informal summary by the Secretariat highlighting the main points of the discussion and specific proposals or ideas leading to action-oriented results, supporting the acceleration of efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development