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The UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) organized a Global Policy Dialogue on the theme, ‘Protecting Biodiversity in Times of Crisis: Exploring SDGs 14 and 15.’ The interactive event took place online on 23 June 2022. During this discussion, the panelists emphasized the importance of, inter alia: 1. Consumer-led solutions that align with a sustainable lifestyle. 2. De-risking and incubating new ideas to help create new economic cycles to benefit people and nature. 3. Awareness raising to prevent plastic pollution and “save the world". 4. Involving youth in protecting biodiversity and generating environmental solutions. Additionally, IFC, ICMA, UNGC, UNEP FI, and ADB Announce Coalition to Support the Blue Economy. Source:



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