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Nature, climate and health leadership for a healthy and green recovery: Catalysing an intergenerational response

July 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The event organized by WHO in collaboration with partners, will bring together youth and civil society representatives, policy makers and other stakeholders from local, national, regional and global levels in a strategic policy dialogue to address challenges, opportunities, and best practices to harness nature-based solutions and catalyse ambitious climate action, while also aligning with the emerging post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event will seek to map out an intergenerational response to the twin challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss by identifying entry points and tools that generate opportunities for co-design and scaling up nature-based solutions in ways that ensure equity and social justice. Core challenges and best practices will be presented by a range of stakeholders who are actively engaged in advocating, designing and implementing these policies on the ground, with a dedicated regional focus on strengthening climate, environment and health leadership in the post-COVID era, in line with the WHO Manifesto for a healthy and green recovery.  

Some of the questions to be addressed are:

  • How can we contribute to aligning the climate and biodiversity agendas in the lead up to COP 26 and COP 15?
  • How can we ensure nature-based solutions also embed support youth engagement, health leadership and the principles of social equity and justice?
  • How do we catalyse cross-sectoral, intergenerational and transboundary leadership to maximize the potential of nature-based solutions while supporting a healthy, green and just recovery?

The event will discuss scalable, cost-effective best practices and propose innovative approaches to maximize co-benefits for people and planet, while supporting youth engagement, health sector leadership, equity and social justice in the development of targeted, cost-effective, policy options in the lead up to COP 26 and other global commitments.




World Health Organization
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