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** MEDIA ADVISORY ** WEEK TWO COP27 – HOW PROTECTING NATURE CAN COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

WEEK TWO COP27 – National Geographic society and the Wyss Campaign for Nature will host a panel discussion on the intertwined crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. "How Protecting Nature Can Combat Climate Change," will feature a panel representing government, conservationists, activists, youth and Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) including the Minister of Green Economy and Environment for Zambia, National Geographic Explorers and representatives the Philippines and Angola, respectively, and leading advocates for youth and IPLCs from Africa and Asia.

Exploring the Links between COP27, COP15 and 30 x 30; Featuring African and Asian Spokespeople – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 1 PM NATURE ZONE PAVILION

SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT, November 14, 2022 – National Geographic Society (NGS) and the Campaign for Nature will host a panel discussion on the intertwined crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. With nature able to provide up to 37% of the mitigation needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, protecting at least 30% of the land and ocean by 2030 will not only help mitigate climate change but will also strengthen resilience and adaptation.  

The event will feature a panel representing government, conservationists, activists, youth and Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) including the Minister of Green Economy and Environment for Zambia, National Geographic Explorers and representatives the Philippines and Angola, respectively, and leading advocates for youth and IPLCs from Africa and Asia. The discussion will take place in the Nature Zone Pavilion, Blue Zone at COP27 at 1 pm on November 17th.

WHAT:

The importance of protecting 30% of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030 for climate, nature and people, and driving action on biodiversity conservation. The global 30×30 goal has been endorsed by the G7 and is a pillar of a UN Convention on Biological Diversity agreement, known as the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), that will be finalized at COP15 December 7-19 in Montreal. The GBF is considered to be as important to the fate of the planet as the Paris Agreement. The 30×30 land and ocean goal is supported by 112 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, nearly all of whom are members of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People. It is critical that this goal be implemented with full respect for the rights and contributions of Indigenous People and local communities.


WHO:

Moderator: Brian O’Donnell, Director, Campaign for Nature 

Panelists

 

WHEN:  1:00 PM EET,  Thursday, November 17, 2022 

WHERE:  COP27, Blue Zone, Nature Positive Pavilion, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt


ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 15,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FOR NATURE
The Campaign for Nature works with partners worldwide to champion a global goal to protect at least 30% of the planet by 2030, a target to be agreed on at the 15th Conference on the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2022. The ambitious, science-driven 30×30 goal, endorsed by nearly 100 countries worldwide, relies on ensuring the full rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities and adequate finance from an array of funders.

 

Media Contacts at COP27

Kirsten Weymouth,
Senior Director, Impact Communications, National Geographic Society,
Mobile/WhatsApp: +1 703 928 4995,
kweymouth@ngs.org or

Ellen Wilson,
Burness,
Mobile/WhatsApp: +1 301 466 3205,
ewilson@burness.com

About National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 15,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.