Preparing for COP 16: Exploring Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration for Multipurpose Landscapes, Climate Resilience, and Planetary Well-being

  • Date
  • Time
    03:00 pm > 04:30 pm UTC+03:00
  • Location
    United Nations, Conference Room 8, Nairobi, Kenya

Thematic Area: Resilient Landscape

In this session we will delve into the critical intersection of biodiversity conservation and sustainable agricultural development, emphasizing the intrinsic link between resilient food systems and the overall well-being of global populations. Drawing upon CGIAR’s extensive expertise and research endeavors in this domain, our primary focus will be to examine the array of tools, methodologies, and frameworks leveraged by CGIAR centers and collaborators to advance biodiversity conservation efforts.

With a view towards the upcoming COP 16 meeting in Cali, Colombia, our session aims to offer a comprehensive overview of CGIAR’s pivotal role in biodiversity conservation across agricultural landscapes.

Through a blend of insightful presentations and interactive discussions, we intend to showcase CGIAR’s cutting-edge contributions in promoting Nature-positive restoration of degraded landscapes. Moreover, we will spotlight CGIAR’s scientific support for strategic restoration prioritization, the integration of biodiversity in restoration practices, and the development of innovative solutions for monitoring progress and engaging rural communities in the restoration process. Our overarching goal is to explore strategic partnerships, particularly in Africa, to further amplify the impact of CGIAR’s restoration initiatives, break cycles of degradation, and enhance rural livelihoods.

As an output from the session, we hope to generate one to two position papers for the co-development or to contribute to side events during the COP16 meeting.

Pollination work by centers? ICARDA?

Contributions to global reports (i.e  IPBES)

Role in Subsidiary Body for Implementation

Support to monitoring frameworks to be adopted in COP 16

Agrobiodiversity Index being adapted to provide support to monitor the Agroecological Zones (to become OMECs and aligned to the NBSAP) Estrada Carmona, Natalia (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT) Jones, Sarah (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT)


  • Sarah Freed
  • Sylvia Nyawira
  • Francis Oduor