Safeguarding Ecosystems Health

The purpose of the Executive Training course is to inform and support dialogue among attendees of CED-6 on the current situation within environment and development in Asia-Pacific and to provide tools and methodologies for addressing evolving trends and challenges.

Session Date Time Instructor
Session 1: Introduction to Safeguarding Ecosystems Health 24 Nov 2020 - 13:45-15:25 (GMT+7) Bangkok Time Manuel Castillo
Session 2: Actions, Tools and Methods 24 Nov 2020 - 15:35-17:30 (GMT+7) Bangkok Time Manuel Castillo
Session 1: Introduction to Safeguarding Ecosystems Health 25 Nov 2020 - 09:15-10:55 (GMT+7) Bangkok Time Manuel Castillo
Session 2: Actions, Tools and Methods 25 Nov 2020 - 11:05-13:00 (GMT+7) Bangkok Time Manuel Castillo


Thematic background to Safeguarding Ecosystems Health
Regional and global issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, underscore the links between the health of ecosystems and human health. It is vital that Asia and the Pacific countries place the importance of safeguarding and restoring ecosystems and nature in general and through climate action at the center of policy priorities to build back better. The region is home to a diversity of marine and terrestrial ecosystems which hold immense value for economies and livelihoods as well as social capital but are under increasing threat from pollution and unsustainable use. Integrated environmental policy approaches that safeguard ecosystem health and human health and take action on the climate in a holistic manner are urgently needed and need to be implemented across all sectors spanning the continuum from urban and rural areas. Urgent issues, such as marine plastic pollution from land-based sources and its impact on fragile marine ecosystems, call for qualified leaders and stakeholders that can be sensitive to environmental realities, capable of understanding the circumstances that lead to these realities, and of implementing transformative actions to solve them.
The target audience are high-level policy and decision makers from national and subnational government institutions dealing with key sectoral policies impacting environmental sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation planning, city planning and local resource management.
A total maximum of 100 participants will attend, split over two sessions - therefore 50 participants per session.