Home / category / News / 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 the…

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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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Together with Colombia and other countries, Germany has launched an initiative at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15) in Montreal, to support developing countries in the swift implementation of their biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), adapted in line with the targets agreed in the new global biodiversity framework. The German government has pledged a total of 29 million euros for the new NBSAP Accelerator Partnership. Colombia and Germany have thus created a new implementation instrument for global biodiversity conservation which will directly contribute to raising the level of ambition.

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The UN Biodiversity Conference, COP15, concluded early on Monday in Montreal, Canada, with a landmark agreement to protect 30 per cent of the planet’s lands, coastal areas and inland waters by the end of the decade.

The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework also aims to cut food waste in half.

COP15 was originally set to be held in Kunming, China, in October 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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