COP 13 - Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Agriculture is the most significant driver of global biodiversity loss, through land conversion, monoculture and excessive use of pesticides. At COP13 in Cancun, Mexico, leaders, academics and civil society groups will discuss how to drive a shift towards sustainable approaches that allow land users to improve productivity and yields, while maintaining the integrity of ecosystems. 

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In focus

    • The Economic Advantage: Assessing the value of climate-change actions in agriculture

      The Economic Advantage: Assessing the value of climate-change actions in agriculture

    • The Drylands Advantage: Protecting the environment, empowering people

      The Drylands Advantage: Protecting the environment, empowering people

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  • Drawing attention to the impact that climate change is having on smallholder farmers and rural communities in developing countries, British artists Adam and Silas Birtwistle unveiled four giant heads – Voices from the Good Earth - sculpted from fruit and vegetables at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Summit (CBD COP13) in Cancun, Mexico.

  • Climate Resilience for Agriculture and Food Security and Zero Hunger
    On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, the event “Climate Resilience for Agriculture and Food Security and Zero Hunger” took place at the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22), presented by the FAO, IFAD, the World Bank Group and the WFP. This video by IISD Reporting Services provides an overview of the event.