National Dialogue on Biodiversity Governance, by RGSOIPL IIT Kharagpur (Online)[May 27; 10:30 AM]: Register Now!

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Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur is organising a National Dialogue on ‘Biodiversity Governance – Building a shared future for all life’ on May 27, 2022 at 10.30 AM.

About RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur (RGSOIPL or IIT Kgp Law School) is law school located in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. An academic unit of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, it is the first law school to be established in an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

It was set up in collaboration with the George Washington University Law School, Washington DC and is the only law school within the IIT system. It is also the first law school in India imparting full-time Intellectual Property education along with other regular courses prescribed by the Bar Council of India.

About the National Dialogue

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur is organising an online event in connection with the celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity and will discuss the key issues in biodiversity governance. The National Dialogue will be inaugurated by Dr. V.B. Mathur, Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority

The solutions for several of our sustainable development challenges can be found in Biodiversity. It remains as the foundation upon which we can build a better future. The United Nations had proclaimed May 22 as ‘The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB)’ to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

This commemorates the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

This year, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity has announced the Biodiversity Day 2022 slogan: “Building a shared future for all life”. The slogan aptly indicates the aspirations of people about the future framework for biodiversity governance.

The COP 15 is expected to take place this year which will adopt the Global Biodiversity Framework based on the ongoing negotiations. 

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur is organising the National Dialogue on ‘Biodiversity Governance – Building a shared future for all life’ to deliberate the future of biodiversity governance in the backlight of ongoing negotiations at international level.

The event will discuss the need for coherence with other MEAs;  basing the framework on the principles of equity and fairness;  the policy perspectives on agrobiodiversity with a view to address the concerns about food security and biodiversity governance and interface with IPR.

Speakers & Topics 

  • Dr. Jeyaram Soundrapandi, Project Officer, UNDP BIOFIN Project, India – Multilateral Environmental Agreements – Need for Coherence in Policy and Practice
  • Dr. Prabha S Nair, Member, Expert Committee on Digital Sequence Information (DSI), Government of India – Fairness and Equity in Biodiversity Governance
  • Dr. Dipal Roy Choudhury, Joint Registrar, PPVFRA – Agrobiodiversity – Policy Perspectives for a shared future

General Details

  • Date: May 27, 2022
  • Time: 10.30 AM – 12.30 PM IST
  • Mode: Virtual

Registration Details

  • Click on the link given at the end of this post to register. The event is open for all registered participants.
  • There is no fee charged for the registration or participation in the event.

Click here to register for the national dialogue on Biodiversity Governance by IIT Kharagpur

National Dialogue on ‘Biodiversity Governance – Building a Shared Future for All Life’ by IIT Kharagpur
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