Colombia recently announced that the city of Cali, located in the Choco Biogeographic region, one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth, will host the sixteenth session of the Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). After one year of the historic signing of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, CBD Parties will present their updated versions of the NBSAPs, the global policy-based instrument to implement the agreement, a ‘silver bullet’ to tackle the biodiversity crisis.

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Home / category / Biodiversity conservation / Colombia Confirmed as Official Host of the Sixteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP16) DECEMBER 19, 2023 Colombia has been officially confirmed as the host country for CBD COP16, the Sixteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to…

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The statement by Mr. Francis Sabino Ogwal, CBD focal point for Uganda, regarding the alarming biodiversity loss was, “The fire is under us!”, illustrating the urgency of driving this crisis immediately. He made this remark during his participation in the event “Accelerating Implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework – Supporting Countries’ Early Actions,” organized by GEF, UN-WCMC, and the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership. At UNEA-6, countries convened to exchange experiences, lessons learned, and best practices on aligning national targets and policies with the GBF. They emphasized a whole-of-society approach to ensure participatory and inclusive impacts. The event facilitated discussions among country representatives, UN agencies, donors, and other stakeholders on the progress of NBSAPs ahead of their presentation at COP16 in October.

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In a resounding display of collaboration and commitment, the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership and UNEP-WCMC co-hosted a significant side-event during the SBSTTA meeting. Titled “Supporting the implementation and monitoring of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: The NBSAP Accelerator Partnership and the Strengthening National Biodiversity Monitoring Systems Initiative,” this event shed light on two pioneering initiatives aimed…

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In a recent gathering of environmental leaders and stakeholders at the 25th meeting of the CBD’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership made its mark during a side event titled “Supporting the implementation and monitoring of the KM-GBF: How can different regional and global initiatives and processes complement…

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Join us for the operational launch of the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership – a new initiative that aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to deliver on their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and spearhead efforts to foster collective action to address the urgent biodiversity crisis and deliver the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). The partnership is led by the Colombia and Germany, as well as UNDP, UNEP, and the CBD. The event will bring together a diverse audience to discuss the importance of NBSAPs and the role of the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership in supporting their implementation. This event will also launch a WWF International-developed NBSAP toolkit, tailored for civil society, targeting those not traditionally engaged in the biodiversity agenda, and offering concrete tools and guidance to engage with governments to implement the GBF through a whole-of-society approach.

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In December 2022 the Global Biodiversity Framework was agreed by 196 governments, including a set of 23 action targets which, if implemented, will halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity by 2030. They will also substantially contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change. All Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity are required to update their national strategies before Q3 2024, and a global review of collective progress in implementation is planned for 2026. No independent effort to track and verify overall progress currently exists for nature.

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