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 climate crisis cannot be solved unless we protect biodiversity is the key message from a ministerial roundtable to discuss the importance, challenges, and opportunities in adopting a synergetic approach in the design and implementation of national climate and biodiversity plans and strategies, in support of achieving the goals of both the Paris Agreement and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by the UNFCCC COP28 and CBD COP15 Presidencies, governments and non-state actors will come together to launch an implementation agenda that takes forward ambitious and integrated nature and climate action for planet and people.

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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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