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Climate Change and Corporate Capture versus Rights and Governance

8 Dec 2022
Conference Space at COP15, Montreal

A double side event organized by the CBD Alliance during CBD COP15 in Montreal, Canada

8 December, Conference Space, 18:00 – 21:00


Climate and biodiversity and the risks of false solutions
18:00 – 19:30
Facilitator: Ana Di Pangracio, FARN, Argentina
 Handaine Mohammed, Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee: Indigenous Peoples rights in COP27 and COP15 (tbc)
 Nele Marien, Friends of the Earth International: How market-based solutions undermine both climate and biodiversity policy
 Souparna Lahiri, Global Forest Coalition: The risks of carbon offset markets
 Silvia Ribeiro, ETCgroup: The risks of geoengineering
 Mirna Fernandez, Global Youth Biodiversity Network: Net approaches and other false solutions (tbc)

Corporate capture including mainstreaming versus rights and governance
19:30 – 21:00
Facilitator: Bharat Reddy, CBDA coordinator
 Yemi Katerere, African CSO Biodiversity Alliance: The gradual corporate take-over of the CBD
 Helena Paul, Econexus: Mainstreaming as a vehicle for corporate capture of the CBD
 Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition: Finance as a vehicle for corporate capture
 Vivienne Solis, Coopesolidar: Women’s and community rights versus fishing fleets
 Dil Raj Khanal, Federation of Community Forest Users Nepal: The success of community governance of forests as a rights-based approach