Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP14
10 - 22 November 2018
The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings.
The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Agriculture is one of the main themes at COP14
During COP 14, about ten thousand participants, including representatives of the countries parties, observer countries, international organizations and others interested will meet in Sharm El-Sheikh to negotiate agreements and commitments that give impulse to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity as well as the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets.
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, adopted a revised and updated Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, for the 2011-2020 period. This plan provides an overarching framework on biodiversity, not only for the biodiversity-related conventions, but for the entire United Nations system and all other partners engaged in biodiversity management and policy development. Parties agreed to translate this overarching international framework into revised and updated national biodiversity strategies and action plans within two years.
The central theme remains building resilience and sustainable use of biodiversity in the plans, programmes and sectoral/intersectoral policies with an emphasis on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors.
- Focusing on the high level events to increase the visibility of IFAD’s work on environmentally sound and climate-smart smallholder agriculture.
- Mobilizing more climate finance for smallholder farmers and channel more adaptation funding through small farmer groups in developing countries.
Read IFAD statement