By GEO BON Secretariat

September 20, 2021

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Background

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in collaboration with the UN Regional Commissions are organizing a series of webinars to increase the understanding of the monitoring framework of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) and to foster collaboration between stakeholders. Watch here the recording from 28 June 2021 (English) and here the recording from 8 July 2021 (Spanish).

There is broad acknowledgement of the need for fit-for-purpose indicators to measure and report on biodiversity change, operational at the national level, and underpinned by sustained biodiversity observations. GEO BON, a network comprising over 1,700 experts, has the support for indicator development as its core mission. It has advanced concepts, workflows and data products that address essential variables of biodiversity as a basis for scalable indicators in support of countries’ monitoring and decision-support needs. These indicators enable parties to leverage advanced scientific methods and technologies while supporting full national adaptation.

Schedule

GEO BON is organizing technical webinars to provide information on proposed Headline Indicators of the draft post-2020 global biodiversity framework related to the Goal on Ecosystems, species and genetic diversity and the Target on protected areas and area-based conservation measures. The webinars are targeted toward CBD focal points and associated communities worldwide, will answer questions on indicator practical use, and stimulate discussion on future applications.

27 September 2021 – Ecosystem extent and integrity

26 July 2021Genetic diversity

12 July 2021 Species populations and area-based conservation

 

27 September 2021 – Ecosystem extent and integrity

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am ET

Registration: Follow this link!

Time (ET) Topic Speaker Affiliation
9:00-9:05 Introduction Kieran Noonan Mooney Convention on Biological Diversity
9:05-9:20

Ecosystem Extent and related indicators: An overview

Gary Geller NASA/JPL (USA)
9:20-9:30

Improving capacity for monitoring ecosystem extent and integrity through the integration of global and national spatial data products

Víctor Hugo Gutiérrez- Vélez Temple University (USA)
9:30-9:40

Science for an ecosystem goal and indicators in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Emily Nicholson Deakin University (Australia)
9:40-9:50

Toward monitoring forest ecosystem integrity within the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Andrew Hansen Montana State University (USA)
9:50-10:00 Forest extent and integrity indicators for national reporting on SDG 15: A case study in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador  Patrick Jantz Northern Arizona University (USA)
10:00-10:10

TBD

Alessandra Alfieri SEEA
10:10-10:20 Adding value to monitoring of ecosystem extent and integrity through derivation of habitat-based biodiversity indicators Simon Ferrier CSIRO (Australia)
10:20-10:30 Q&A
10:30-10:35 Closing Kieran Noonan Mooney Convention on Biological Diversity

Speakers


Kieran Noonan Mooney
Convention on Biological Diversity

Gary Geller
NASA/JPL
USA

Víctor Hugo Gutierrez- Vélez
Temple University
USA

Emily Nicholson
Deakin University
Australia

Andrew Hansen
Montana State University
USA

Patrick Jantz
Northern Arizona University
USA

Alessandra Alfieri
SEEA

Simon Ferrier
CSIRO
Australia
GEO BON Webinars on Supporting Implementation of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework