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Ipieca, IUCN, UNEP-WCMC side event: Mainstreaming biodiversity in the oil and gas sector: good practices for biodiversity management

The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-14) will take place from the 17-29 November 2018, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The event aims to step up efforts to halt biodiversity loss and protect ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people. At the last COP, a decision to mainstream and integrate biodiversity within and across sectors was adopted. This year's COP will focus on the energy and mining, infrastructure, manufacturing and processing, and health sectors. 
IPIECA will be hosting a side event alongside CBD COP-14 in collaboration with UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the International Union for Conservation of Nature. This side event will provide delegates with an understanding of the realities and frontiers of good practices in managing biodiversity in the oil and gas sector. Panelists will discuss:

  • Potential biodiversity impacts and management practices in the oil and gas sector.
  • Biodiversity tools and guidance which support mainstreaming of good practice in the oil and gas sector.
  • The role that oil and gas companies can play in mainstreaming biodiversity.

The event will take place on Sunday 18 November from 18:15-19:30 in the Sinai - Multi-Purpose Room, Building 2

Mohamed Hassan Afifi (Petrobel)
Steve Edwards (IUCN)
Mark Johnston (BP) 
Matt Jones (UNEP-WCMC)
Alberto Marcato (IEOC)
David Palandro (ExxonMobil)
Gertjan Roseboom (IPIECA, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Working Group Chair)
Moderator: Anna Gray (IPIECA, Manager – Environment)

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