2014/024: High Level Ministerial Panel

Uniting the Rights of Nature and the Green Economy: Finding Solutions to Protecting International Wildlife

The UNEP/CMS Secretariat is pleased to confirm that a High Level Ministerial Panel will be held on 3 November from 1 to 4 pm at the COP venue. Ministers and other dignitaries will debate how we can reconcile the concepts of “Rights of Nature” and the “Green Economy”. These are two approaches that have emerged in response to the increasingly dire depletion of natural resources including wildlife and the wider environmental crisis and gained great momentum in the last two years.

Representatives of Parties, country observers and relevant organizations attending the COP are encouraged to take part in and contribute to this important debate. We kindly request those that are interested in attending this event to inform the Secretariat by filling out the online registration form available here.

For more information please contact the CMS Secretariat at secretariat@cms.int

Last updated on 17 July 2014