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SDGs International Forum for Biodiversity: 24 October 2023

Event background

APN, in collaboration with Hyogo Prefecture and the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), held the “SDGs International Forum for Biodiversity” as follows.

  • In December 2022, the Kunming-Montreal Biodiversity Framework, new global goals on biodiversity, was adopted.
  • Through the sharing of the latest domestic and international trends toward the realisation of Nature Positive and the exchange of advanced initiatives and knowledge on biodiversity as a local issue, this Forum aims to seek ways to implement SDGs at the local level (local SDGs) with residents and business operators in Hyogo Prefecture.

Event information

  • Date and time: Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 13:00-15:30 (JST)
  • Venue: Lasse Hall 2nd floor, Blanche Rose Room (4-10-8 Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City)
  • Forum method: Hybrid (on-site/online), Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation provided
  • Capacity: 60 people at the venue, 300 people online (first-come-first-served basis)


(Part One)
Keynote speech Pathways to Achieving Nature Positive by 2030
TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko, President of IGES
Tripartite discussion Biodiversity Promoted through Local Initiatives and SDGs
SAITO Motohiko, Governor of Hyogo Prefecture
WATANABE Ryugo, Mayor of Sado City
TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko, President of IGES
(Part Two)
Lecture Not in isolation: Achieving biodiversity conservation is a lever to achieving other SDGs
SUBRAMANIAN, Suneetha M., Research Fellow,
United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability