IDB 2023 - International Day for Biodiversity - Worldwide Celebrations

Worldwide Celebrations - IDB 2023

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  21 May 2023

4th edition of the Global Biodiversity Festival

A live, virtual event sharing the weird & the wonderful, the challenges life faces and good news conservation stories from around the world!

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Join us as we take a global audience on a virtual journey to the frontlines of the race to save our planet's biodiversity. Through the stories and media of scientists, explorers, conservationists, filmmakers, photographers, and policymakers, we'll shine a spot spotlight on biodiversity through a fast paced, global exploration. We'll celebrate the weird and the wonderful, uncover the challenges life faces, and share the good news conservation stories that inspire and give us hope for a future with wild places and filled with wildlife.

Over the last 3 years, the Global Biodiversity Festival has broadcast 141 hours of live content, with 310 speakers, representing 80 countries. We've been live in the canopy or the Costa Rican rainforest, met the last northern white rhinos in Kenya, watched kiwis undergo health checks, explored Antarctica, and so much more.

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Join us for year 4 of the Global Biodiversity Festival and meet a new group of speakers as we take a global snapshot of biodiversity through a live visit to a new country every 30 minutes as we prepare to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity.

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Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants




  18 May 2023 | 17:00-18:00 Bangkok time (10:00 – 11:00 UTC) | Hybrid: Zoom & Eco Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand

“From Agreement to Action: Ways forward for gender equality and women’s rights in building back biodiversity”

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A one-day hybrid (in-person and virtual) style event celebrating International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May. The theme for this Day is “From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity, which promotes action in support of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). The event especially highlighted stories from Women4Biodiversity’s partner restoration sites from Asia, Africa and Latin America. These sites are working to build resilience and weave gender-responsive approaches to biodiversity governance.

The topics that were addressed are as per the below,

  • Global to local: Perspectives from the actors on the ground.
  • How can you ensure effective implementation of the Kunming Montreal GBF from Agreement to Action?


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  22 May 2023 | 9:00-10:00 EDT | 15:00-16:00 CEST

From Agreement to Action: the Central Role of Water to Build Back Biodiversity

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2023, this event will illustrate the critical interlinkages between freshwater and biodiversity and showcase the outcomes of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) and UN 2023 Water Conference. The Water Action Agenda commitments on biodiversity made by different stakeholders at the UN 2023 Water Conference will be discussed at the event.


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  22 May 2023 | Online, Worldwide

The Score for Nature game

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To celebrate the International day for Biodiversity, on 22 May 2023, we have prepared something really special: The Score for Nature game – a fun retro jump & run that will take you through four different ecosystems on a restoration journey!
Through the game, players can learn about reviving different ecosystems – forests, oceans, grasslands & cities – and join the global #GenerationRestoration movement.

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  13 June 2023 | 10:00am - 5:30pm BST | Online, Worldwide

Ninth RELX SDG Inspiration Day

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Biodiversity, the fulcrum of life in our seas and on land, is at the heart of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 14 and 15, but there is a critical interconnection with the other 15 Goals - not least on agriculture and food systems for zero hunger (SDG 2), health and wellness (SDG 3), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and the need for urgent climate action (SDG 13).

Join us for the ninth RELX SDG Inspiration Day - a free, online event for thought leaders, corporate representatives, students, investors, government and NGOs to explore issues, gain practical insights and be inspired to take action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Keynote speakers


keynote spakers Dr. Jane Goodall DBE amd Ban ki-moon


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IDB 2023: It is not tool ate to #BuildBackBiodiversity