Reducing Global Biodiversity Loss and Pandemic Risks: Nordic Perspectives

Datum: 22.09.2021
Uhrzeit: 14:00h - 15:30h
Ort: Online

Gemeinsam mit den nordischen Botschaften in Berlin lädt die DGVN anlässlich der European Sustainable Development Week zu einer englischsprachigen Veranstaltung zu Biodiversitätsverlust ein.

Biodiversity loss is adressed in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 agreed upon by the member states of the United Nations in 2015.

In recent years, biodiversity has been rapidly declining worldwide. Ecosystems are at jeopardy and with them, our very way of life. Research shows a clear link between global health pandemics and the biodiversity crisis we are experiencing. This growing problem needs to be addressed urgently.

In the context of the European Sustainable Development Week, the Nordic Embassies in Berlin and United Nations Association of Germany invite you to participate in a discussion with experts on the role of land resource use in preserving biodiversity and the structures and actions needed to curb biodiversity loss and prevent the next global pandemic.



Welcoming words: Ms. Anne Sipiläinen, Ambassador of Finland to Germany

Keynote: Ms. Margrete Auken, MEP, European Greens, Denmark

Panel Speakers:

  • Ms. Sigrún Ágústsdóttir, Director, Environment Agency of Iceland
  • Ms. Kristin Thorsrud Teien, Research Director, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
  • Ms. Charlotta Sörqvist, Swedish Chief Biodiversity Negotiator and Chairperson of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation of the Biodiversity convention, Ministry of the Environment and Climate of Sweden
  • Ms. Annika Lepistö, Board Member and Local Coordinator, ReGeneration 2030, Åland Islands, Autonomous Region of Finland

Q&A: Audience can ask questions via the chat-function

Closing remarks: Mr. Fabian Gacon, German UN Youth Delegate on Sustainable Development, 2020-2021

Moderated by: Mr. Oliver Hasenkamp, Officer for Public Affairs, United Nations Association of Germany


Download the programme (PDF)



Please register here. You are welcome to register an additional representative from your organization or forward this invitation to your colleagues, who may be interested in attending. After the registration for our webinar, you will receive a personal participation link to the virtual event platform Zoom.

The webinar will be held in English and it will be live streamed, recorded and publicly available afterwards. For further information, please contact


Nordic Embassies in Berlin (Embassies of Denkmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V. (DGVN) / United Nations Association of Germany