International Webinar on Invasive Alien Species


UPDATE: The recorded video is available on the MOE Japan’s official YouTube account: see @kankyosho alongside the written summary.


Organised by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, Invasive Alien Species Office:

Invasive alien species webinar: Acting on the IPBES IAS assessment report toward the achievement of Target 6 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework


For an overview of IPBES publications, materials, and projects on invasive alien species, see our dedicated page.


5 October 2023, 20:00-23:00 JST

The webinar aims to introduce recent major topics around IAS issues, including the key messages of the summary for policymakers of the IPBES IAS assessment report and how it can be utilized for achieving Target 6 of the GBF. The speakers will also share their experiences at the national/regional/global level toward the achievement of the global target and will further discuss necessary actions to enhance international cooperation and private sector engagement.

In addition to the organizer, expected speakers include representatives of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), IPBES, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity and Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research.

Please see below for further details on the event and the programme.

>> Register online (registration deadline: 2 Oct 2023, 17:00 JST)


Details on the IAS webinar
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Programme for the IAS webinar
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Header photo by Richard Burlton on Unsplash. Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are an invasive alien species in Japan. For more information, see this report from Tokyo. Learn more about invasive alien species in the IPBES thematic assessment.