CPA Webinars: The Role of SIDS, Legislators and Decision-Makers on Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030: Biodiversity

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, through the CPA Small Branches network and in partnership with UNESCO will be hosting a webinar: The Role of SIDS, Legislators and Decision-Makers on Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030: Biodiversity.

This webinar is the first in a proposed series to build the skills of legislators from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Small Branches in multilateral agreements and global instruments within UNESCO’s mandate in education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information. The webinar will explore the role of the legislative branch of government vis-à-vis international commitments, and the means through which parliament can have direct input into such negotiations and use international norms to inform legislation. This first webinar will also focus, more specifically, on the “biodiversity super year”, exploring topics in international decision making, including the assessments of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework negotiations.

Date and Location
The webinar will be hosted live via Zoom online on:

  • Tuesday 21 July 2020, 21.00 - 22.30 UTC (Pacific Region focus) - click here to register

  • Thursday 23 July 2020, 14.00 – 15.30 UTC (Caribbean and Africa Region focus) - click here to register

Please check local time zones and select the most appropriate webinar. Although each webinar has a regional focus, the content covered will also be broadly applicable to CPA Branches in other regions. 

If you have an questions regarding either of these webinars please email


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Updated 14/07/2020/CPAHQ