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 / 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 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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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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Home / category / News / NBSAP Accelerator Partnership and UNEP-WCMC Join Forces to Support the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework 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…

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Home / category / News / NBSAP Accelerator Partnership Takes the Stage at SBSTTA Side-Event 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…

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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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