CBD Events

COP15 Side Event - Exploring Nature-Positive Pathways


Date: 8 December,  2022

Time: 18:15 – 19:15 Montreal, Canada 

This side event at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) will explore the whole-of-society approach to biodiversity governance as essential for realising transformative change. It will discuss the findings of a new report “Exploring Nature-Positive Pathways” with representatives from municipalities, the private sector, and the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI).


The side event is open to attendees of COP 15. It will be held in IGOs Meeting Room 514B.


Programme details will be added to this page as they become available.


The event will be co-organised by the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency; Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI); Capitals Coalition; the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), whose secretariat is hosted by UNU-IAS; and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI).


One of the new dimensions of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is its emphasis on whole-of-society approaches for biodiversity policy. Scaling up action for nature by non-state and sub-national actors (e.g. cities, regions, companies, NGOs, and indigenous peoples) provides an important opportunity for realising transformative change.

The “Exploring Nature-Positive Pathways” report by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency discusses various pathways to achieve global goals for biodiversity. It shows what the pathways towards a nature-inclusive world may look like, and what governments can do to build on the efforts made by civil society actors for the benefit of nature.