15.10.2019

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

Objective

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

Outcome

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

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