Awareness Raising Webinar on Sustainable Trade of Biodiversity-based Products and Biotrade in the Region
The post-2020 global biodiversity framework is set to be adopted in Kunming in 2022, laying down a platform to pursue sustainability transition to attain the 2050 Vision of Living in Harmony with Nature. The framework sets out global goals and targets to promote conservation, sustainable use and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the utilisation of genetic resources including their associated traditional knowledge.
The development and trade of biodiversity-based products generated sustainably by indigenous peoples and local communities especially from where they are located in ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity, including protected areas, play a role in achieving the future goals of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework while ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, enhancing livelihoods of communities that depend on these resources and achieving the aim of sustainable consumption and production.
Southeast Asia, a sub-region rich in biodiversity and comprised of various ethnic groups that are close to where the natural resources are, is a potential jump-off point for initiatives that consolidate activities and initiatives that produce and market biodiversity-based products and services. This potential can be further enhanced with the implementation of BioTrade, including its Principles and Criteria, practices as this may open up new opportunities and market openings for these types of products.
This event is organised as part of the Global BioTrade Programme called Linking trade, biodiversity and sustainable development, with the support of the Swiss States Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.
This webinar is also supported by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development or UNCTAD, Helvetas, and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.
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