Global Policy Dialogue em Recife: Addressing the Triple Planetary Crisis by Strengthening Global Governance.

CIPÓ held, in partnership with the Stimson Center, the Global Challenges Foundation, the Global Governance Innovation Network, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the workshop “Addressing the Triple Planetary Crisis by Strengthening Global Governance.. The event took place on January 19 and 20, 2023, in Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil.

The event brought together a select and diverse group of Member States and the UN Secretariat, research institutes, universities and civil society organizations to discuss the nexus between climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution and contamination.

Topics discussed included: what is the role of global governance in mitigating and adapting to climate change, in the conservation of biodiversity and nature, and in the fight against pollution and contamination? How to ensure that voices, ideas and proposals from the South — including Brazil and Latin America — are heard? The debate featured José Graziano, Izabella Teixeira, Txai Suruí, Maria João Rodrigues, Mary Robinson and David Obura, among other distinguished participants.

The workshop included three panels in a hybrid format that were made available to the public on CIPÓ’s YouTube channel.


Plataforma CIPÓ - Global Policy Dialogue
Plataforma CIPÓ – Global Policy Dialogue

DAY 1, THURSDAY (January 19)

8:45AM Brasília/11:45AM GMT: Opening Session: “Global Governance and the Triple Planetary Crisis of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Nature Loss and Pollution and Waste”

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Welcome remarks

  • Dr. Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ
  • Dr. Richard Ponzio, Diretor, Global Governance, Justice & Security Program, Stimson Center
  • Dr. Magnus Jiborn, Diretor de Pesquisa, Global Challenges Foundation
  • Annette Von Schönfeld, Diretora da Fundação Heinrich Böll no Brasil


  • Dr. José Graziano, Diretor Geral do Instituto Fome Zero; Ex-Diretor Geral da Organização das Nações Unidas para a Agricultura e a Alimentação, FAO
  • Dr. Maria João Rodrigues, President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS); Former member of the European Parliament
  • Dr. Izabella Teixeira, Former Environment Miniser of Brazil; Co-President of the International Resources Panel, United Nations
  • Her Excellency Mary Robinson, Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Former President of Ireland (virtual)

Moderator: Maiara Folly, Programmes Director at Plataforma CIPÓ

DAY 2, FRIDAY (January 20)

8:45AM Brasília / 11:45AM GMTThe UN and the Triple Planetary Crisis: the role of the Global South

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  • Ambassador Thilmeeza Hussain, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations
  • Dr. Adam Day, UNU Center for Policy Research
  • Fernando Andrade, Technical Expert on Climate Change at the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP (virtual)
  • Dr. David Obura,Earth Commission member and Founding Director of CORDIO East Africa

    Moderator: Dr. Fernanda Carvalho, WWF Global Climate and Energy Policy Lead

  • Dr. Imme Scholz, President of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Foundation and co-chair of the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023 (virtual)
  • Juan Fernando Lucio Lopez, Director of Paso Colombia, One Earth Foundation

2:45PM (Brasília time): South-South and inter-regional cooperation to achieve climate justice and promote a just transition

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  • Ambassador Carlos Lazary, Executive Director of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
  • Ambassador Keisha McGuire, President and CEO of the Present and Future Institute (FPI); former Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN
  • Ambassador Muhammad Ahmad Makarfi, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Nigeria to Brazil
  • Dr. Maria João Rodrigues, President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS); Former member of the European Parliament

    Moderator: Nudhara Yusuf, Global Governance Innovation Network Facilitator for the Stimson Center’s Global Governance, Justice and Security Program

The dialogue will be conducted in English and Portuguese with the use of simultaneous interpretation. Access the concept note of the event here.

Plataforma CIPÓ
Plataforma CIPÓ
Plataforma CIPÓ is an independent, women-led policy institute focusing on climate, governance, and peacebuilding in Latin America and the Caribbean and, more generally, the Global South.



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