COP15: Opportunities for Scotland to lead the way on nature’s recovery

21 Apr 2022

The Scottish Parliament

Scottish Environment LINK and RSPB Scotland are hosting our interactive parliamentary briefing introducing the upcoming UN Convention on Biological Diversity conference (COP15). COP15 will focus on tackling the global nature emergency and it is as significant a moment for the future of our planet as the COP26 conference in Glasgow last year.  

This is part of a series of briefings for MSPs to explore why we need nature, what is driving its unprecedented decline globally and in Scotland, and solutions to the nature crisis ahead of COP15. We plan to hold four briefing events over the spring and while most of these will take place online, the first one in the series will take place face to face in the parliament. 

An international deal for nature will be agreed at COP15 this year setting new goals for countries to reverse species declines and restore habitats. This international deal must be delivered by domestic ambition in Scotland and the Scottish Parliament has a crucial role to play in securing a Nature Positive future for nature, climate and people. 

At this event, three speakers will highlight the importance of COP15, discussing opportunities for Scotland leadership such as the new Scottish Biodiversity Strategy, and sharing ways that MSPs can take action. There will be a chance for an interactive discussion.  

This event will be sponsored by Brian Whittle MSP, with contributions from Dr Deborah Long (Chief Officer, Scottish Environment LINK), Dr Paul Walton (RSPB Scotland), Milly Revill-Hayward (RSPB Scotland) and Dr Christopher Ellis (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh). 

We will be live on INSTAGRAM from 1.00pm – 2.00pm with time dedicated to questions for the panel in the last portion. Please ask questions on Instagram.

A recording of this event will be available on YouTube after the event.

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