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Japan's Environment Ministry Hosts International Webinar on Invasive Alien Species and the IPBES Assessment Report

While holding the G7 presidency, the Government of Japan, through its Ministry of Environment, highlighted the need to address invasive alien species and provided a space to exchange views during an international webinar it hosted on 5 October 2023.

With the participation of the IPBES Executive Secretary, as well as the co-chairs of the IPBES Thematic Assessment of Invasive Alien Species and their Control, the webinar delved into major topics around IAS issues, including the key messages of the summary for policymakers of the IPBES IAS report and how it can be utilized for achieving Target 6 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

The speakers also shared their experiences at the national/regional/global levels toward the achievement of the global target and discussed necessary actions to enhance international cooperation and private sector engagement. Among the speakers were the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity and the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research.

Recording available at:
Invasive alien species assessment
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