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From Knowledge to Practice: Advancing Biodiversity-Positive Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) that conserve, restore, and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems hold promise in helping people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. But it is often a challenge to achieve measurable gains for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, while also achieving wins for society and for climate adaptation.

June 22, 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1K6

(Open to public)

On June 22, join the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) through its Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative (NCAI) for a special hybrid event which will be followed by a networking lunch for in-person participants, and a community of practice meeting focusing on NbS for climate and biodiversity led by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).


Session 1 | Advancing Biodiversity-Positive Nature-Based Climate Solutions for Adaptation
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

AKFC and IISD will host an interactive hybrid event to build knowledge and generate discussion on maximizing benefits for biodiversity and ecosystem health through nature-based climate solutions. The session will feature case study presentations and breakout discussions with experienced practitioners.

Session 2 | Nature-Based Solutions for Climate and Biodiversity Community of Practice
1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Global Affairs Canada welcomes organizations to the third meeting of the NbS and Biodiversity Community of Practice. This meeting will feature a case study presentation on NbS for coffee, climate resiliency and private sector engagement. This will be followed by an interactive networking session for participants.


Sessions include a range of speakers from AKFC, IISD, GAC, Hanns R. Neumann, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Debate And Development Resource Centre- Nigeria, and Tim Hortons.


Key Information for Attendees

  • When you register, please indicate your interest to attend in-person at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat or to attend online (Zoom).
  • In-person attendees are welcome to arrive by 9:00 AM ET to network and enjoy light refreshments prior to Session 1.
  • A light lunch will be provided for those attending both sessions in-person.
  • Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be available throughout the event.


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