A virtual event exploring innovative actions to boost climate resilience and sustainability of natural ecosystems in Southeast Asia.
Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Time: 14:00-17:30 (UTC+8)
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In this exciting virtual event on World Oceans Day, hosted by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity in collaboration with the UK COP26 Presidency, experts across research, innovation, funding and development, featuring English broadcaster, writer, and COP26 People’s Champion, David Attenborough, convened at the ASEAN-UK COP26 to discuss impactful initiatives to boost natural systems at the brink of climate extinction.
In the lead up to UNFCCC COP26 and the Convention on Biological Diversity COP in China, the focus was on Southeast Asia, which is home to nearly 15% of the world’s tropical forests and 35% of coral reefs, and includes at least four of the twenty-five globally important biodiversity hotspots. Despite the region teeming with diverse habitats and species, unfortunately habitat and biodiversity loss is among the highest and move severe in the world.
WorldFish’s Global Lead for Climate and Sustainability, Essam Yassin Mohammed, joined the panel experts to share his expertise on actions to protect ASEAN’s nature as a carbon sink, resilience against climate impacts and unsustainable exploitation of resources through investments and policy reform in nature-based solutions. This was followed by a dialogue on findings of the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity in an ASEAN context.