Topics in COP14
Wondering what IFSA delegates will be learning about at the upcoming COP14?
Below are just a few of the topics we will be covering during the conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The following links will take you to PDF publications released by the UN CBD in preparation for COP14:
The topic for COP14 is “Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet”. In preparation for the event, governments are meeting in Egypt to build momentum for a New Deal for Nature and People 2018, the UN Biodiversity Conference. More than 80 Ministers are expected to attend the High-Level Segment of the Conference on 14 and 15 November, during which round-tables will address the mainstreaming of biodiversity into critical sectors of the economy and society, in particular mining and energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and processing and health.
The Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will address further methods to advance the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and review progress made towards the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, a set of agreed goals on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use to be reached by 2020. They will also decide on the process for developing the post 2020 global biodiversity framework for the long-term strategic directions to the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity, which lays out a new approach to living in harmony with nature by 2050. See more about these topics here.
Furthermore, the first Brazilian National Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has just been released! Just in time for COP14, the key message for policymakers is “Biodiversity is not a problem, it’s a solution!”
The mission of IPBES is to strengthen the interface between science and policy for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development.
Find the full press release here.
But that’s not all! We are so excited to be part of such a large event that encompasses so many topics. Held concurrently within the Biodiversity Conference will be: The Business and Biodiversity Forum, The Nature and Culture Summit, The 2nd Wildlife Forum, The Rio Conventions Pavilion, and The Biodiversity Innovations and Solutions Fair.