UNEP-WCMC will be playing a continued supporting role at this week’s UN Biodiversity Conference, which brings together international organisations, representatives from more than 190 countries, and other stakeholders to progress the implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Plan 2011-2030.
The Conference, held from 13-29 November 2018 in Sharm El Skeikh, Egypt, is the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD. By helping to showcase examples of implementation success, tools and approaches, UNEP-WCMC is able to demonstrate just how governments and the private sector can best integrate biodiversity into policy and practice.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Investing in biodiversity for people and planet’, placing an increased emphasis on the role that business and the private sector play in the sustainable use of the planet. This is the last Conference of the Parties before 2020, the year set for the achievement of the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets, making UNEP-WCMC’s role in supporting the CBD Secretariat and the parties to the Convention even more timely.
UNEP-WCMC will be chairing a number of panels as well as co-hosting side events, using its decades’ of expertise and curation of data to support decision-making. It will also be launching several new projects: the latest version of Protected Planet, the online interface for the World Database on Protected Areas; the UN List of Protected Areas; and Ocean+ Habitats, the latest contribution to the Ocean+ initiative, drawing on data available through the Ocean Data Viewer.
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For the full list of events, please download this PDF.
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