Launch event of the International Coalition “Biodiversity corridors in Africa” at COP 15
Climate Chance organises a launch event for the International Coalition "Biodiversity Corridors in Africa" during COP 15 Biodiversity in Montreal.
Launch event of the International Coalition “Biodiversity corridors in Africa” at COP 15 Biodiversity
« Each of us is responsible for protecting biodiversity. We must all work together.
Mpoki ULISUBISYA, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania, Conservation International
« This coalition gives me hope because biodiversity corridors are an issue that goes beyond borders. »
Suzanne NGO-EYOK, Vice President Africa, Conservation International
« Social and environmental co-benefits are an essential component of projects. »
Véronique ANDRIEUX, Director General, WWF France
Science clearly demonstrates that protected areas and other conservation zones, when provided with ecological connectivity, are far more effective than isolated areas. In order to fight against habitat fragmentation, the development decisions that will be made in the coming years will determine the future of wildlife: either confinement in large parks with genetic fragmentation of populations, or networking through corridors, based on natural migration areas, where it is necessary to organize human-animal cohabitation.
Given that ecological connectivity is a cross-cutting topic for climate and biodiversity, Climate Chance launched the International Coalition « Biodiversity Corridors in Africa » during an event organized in the framework of the COP 15 Biodiversity in Montreal.
Launch of the International Biodiversity Corridors Coalition in AfricaPress Release
An event under the co-presidency of the Republic of France, the Republic of Gabon, the Republic of Guinea and the United Republic of Tanzania
The event is moderated by
- Ronan DANTEC, Senator of Pays de la Loire, President of Climate Chance
Introductory speech of the co-chairs
- Bérangère COUILLARD, Secretary of State to the Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, in charge of Ecology
- Lee WHITE, Minister of Water, Forests, the Sea and the Environment, in charge of the Climate Plan and the Land Allocation Plan
- Aboubacar SAMOURA, Director of the Guinean Office of Parks and Wildlife Reserves, representing Ms Safiatou DIALLO, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development
- Mpoki ULISUBISYA, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania
Presentation of the functioning, objectives of the coalition and next steps
- Anne RAIMAT, Biodiversity Director, Climate Chance
Reactions of the coalition partners
- Suzanne NGO-EYOK, Vice-President Africa, International Conservation
- Lesle JANSEN, Executive Director of Resource Africa
- Véronique ANDRIEUX, Director General, WWF France
- Satyen SINHA, Director Europe, International Conservation Caucus Foundation
- Sébastien SOLEILLE, Global Head of Energy Transition and Environment at BNP Paribas, representing Entreprises pour l’Environnement
- Gilles KLEITZ, Executive Director of Sustainable Development Solutions, French Development Agency (AFD)