Date: 11th of January 2021
Time: 18:30hrs to 20:00 hrs (Paris time)
Introduction (10 minutes) 18:30-18:40 hrs.
  1. Mary Robinson, First woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (event host)
  2. Introduction by the HAC co-chair (3-4min) : co-chair Berangere Abba, Secretary of State for Biodiversity (France)
  3. Message from a representative from the scientific community (3min): Dr. Enric Sala Explorer-in-Residence at The National Geographic Society, Executive Director of Pristine Seas, and author of The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the Wild.
  4. Success stories on protected areas by representatives from Indigenous People (3min)


Interactive DialogueS (35 minutes) 18:40 – 19:15 hrs. 

The panel will be co-moderated by Costa Rica (Minister Andrea Meza) and the United Kingdom (Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith). The panel will have over 8 Ministers of Environment participating. 


Short Interventions from Ministers (25 minutes) 19:15- 19:40 hrs. 


Closing Session (10 minutes) 19:40- 19:50 hrs.

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema | Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez | CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)


Closing remarks (4 min)