Webinar: Local actions for the new Global Biodiversity framework

22.05.24 | Arrangement
Webinar Biodiversity
How do we develop co-existence with nature through the UNESCO Biosphere reserves?
The global biodiversity crisis must be solved locally. Many good initiatives are already being taken today, but we must do more.
Through the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere program (MAB), work has been done for decades for a better balance between man and nature. It is imperative that we learn from these global experiences and promote for further local community-based initiatives and actions. Not least from the experience of engaging the local communities in creating even better conditions for the development of nature and society.


13:00 - 14:30

In a new project financed by the Nordic Working Group on Biodiversity, Nordic council of Ministers, focuse has been on how to work with the new Global Biodiversity Framework agreement in a local context.

In this webinar, we will present our work on how to translate the global agreement into local action and give some examples of how local communities in two Biosphere Reserves have engaged communities in developing the balance between mankind and nature.

We will also introduce a new guide on how to get started with establishing new Biosphere Reserves locally.

The webinar is scheduled on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2024, which has the theme "Be part of the Plan" on 22 May 2024 at 15-16.30 CET. You can participate actively in the webinar, and both ask questions and present your own examples.

Since the work is continues with a strong focus on local experiences, we are very keen to hear about your experiences and examples of how the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework can be accelerated locally.



  1. Welcome to the Webinar by Fia Niclasen, Coordinator for the Nordic Working Group for Biodiversity  (5 min) 
  2. Welcome by Nikolaj Sveistrup, MAB-LAB, URBAN AGENDA (5 min) (Confirmed)
  3. GBF as a Global point of orientation for Local actions by Mads Wolff, Member of The Danish UNESCO national commission and UNESCO MAB ICC (10 min) (Confirmed)
    Q&A (5 min)

  4. Nature as a partner by Kari Evensen Natland, Coordinator for Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Region Nordhordland IKS, Norway (15 min) (Confirmed)
  5. Q&A (5 min)
  6. How to engage the local community by Katrine Ohm Dietrich, Development consultant Møn UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Municipality of Vordingborg, Denmark (15 min) (Confirmed)
  7. Q&A (5 min)
  8. How to engage local communities in developing co-existence with nature - Panel discussion and involving participants (10 min)
    Introduction of a new guide how to start a Biosphere Reserve in your local area by Nikolaj Sveistrup (10 min) (Confirmed)
  9. Q&A (5 min)
  10. Wrap up and next step by Nikolaj Sveistrup (5 min)