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COP27: "Listening to the voice of sub-national governments, learning from the Edinburgh Declaration for Biodiversity"

This high-level event, organised by Regions4, the Edinburgh Declaration partners and the Scottish Government, will establish the links and connections between COP27 and COP15 on Biodiversity
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REUTERS/THAIER AL-SUDANI  -   Centre international de convention de Sharm el Sheikh lors de l'ouverture du sommet climatique COP27

The high-level event "Listening to the voice of sub-national governments: learning from the Edinburgh Declaration for biodiversity" will take place this Wednesday 16 November in the framework of COP27, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.  

This session, organised by Regions4, the Edinburgh Declaration partners and the Scottish Government, will establish the links and connections between COP27 and COP15, highlighting key common challenges, solutions and recommendations to enable the development of integrated nature-based and resilience solutions at regional and state level.   

Participants will include Màiri McAllan, Minister of Environment and Land Reform of Scotland, Benoît Charette, Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks of Quebec, Pierre Dubreuil, Director General, OFB-French Biodiversity Agency, Sergio Graf, International Climate Action Coordinator and representative of the Constitutional Governor of the State of Jalisco, Mexico; Cllr Gail McGregor, Spokesperson for Environment and Economy, COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities), Roby Biwer, Councillor of Bettembourg (Luxembourg) and member of the European Committee of the Regions, Marieke Schouten, Councillor of the municipality of Nieuwegein (The Netherlands) and member of the European Committee of the Regions, and Eduardo Trani, Undersecretary of Environment of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, moderated by Kobie Brand, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General and Global Director of the ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Centre. 

The event can also be followed online via this link.