10 November, Friday
14:00 - 16:30 (LT)

MINISTERIAL SUMMIT. Session 3 - Declaration Approval & Implementation

Draft Agenda

ITEM 3.1

Endorsement of the Declaration

Session objective: Obtain endorsement of the Declaration from Ministers

Presentation of Declaration highlights:

  • Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director-General, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
  • Humbulani Mudau, Chief Executive Officer, South Africa National Space Agency

Remarks by:

  • Tanja Werheit, Consul General of Germany from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Tegan Brink, Australian High Commissioner for South Africa
  • Thomas Dermine, Belgian Secretary of State for Science Policy
  • Richard Spinrad, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator, United States

Formal endorsement of the Declaration and summary by Chair

ITEM 3.2

Implementing the Declaration & Strategy

Session objective: Provide a platform for Ministers to announce their support to implementation by making specific commitments

Opening by China chair

Remarks by:

  • Marco Lambertini, WWF Special Envoy and Convener of the Nature Positive Initiative
  • Viscount Camrose, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, UK Justine Lumumba, Minister for General Duties, Uganda
  • Yuko Nagano, Assistant Minister for Cybersecurity, IT Management and Evidence-based Policymaking, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
  • Johan Stander, Director, Services Department, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Shonisani Munzhedzi, CEO South African National Biodiversity Institute

ITEM 3.3

Additional remarks by Ministers/Ministerial appointed representatives

ITEM 3.4

Closing Statements

Session objective: Provide summary reflections on the decisions and announcements made at the Summit Closing Statements by Co-chair Ministers

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