15 December 2018 04:41 AM
13-29 November 2018

2018 UN Biodiversity Conference

Monday، 12 November 2018 - 03:59 PM

Egypt is hosting for the first time in Africa and the Arab world the UN 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi with the participation of 195 countries in Sharm El-Sheikh city on 13-29 November 2018. The theme of the 2018 Biodiversity Conference is “Investing in biodiversity for people and planet.”

During the conference, Egypt will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Egypt will chair the Conference on Biological Diversity from 2018 to 2020.

The high-level segment will: focus on ways and means to mainstream biodiversity into the sectors of energy and mining, infrastructure, manufacturing and processing, and health, within the broader context of sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals; and address how to engage the international community in the transformational path needed for the new global biodiversity framework to be adopted in 2020.

Agenda

November 13, 2018

The African Biodiversity Summit will be held to discuss the policies and strategic directions about the priorities of the African continent biodiversity. The theme of the Summit is “Land and ecosystem degradation and restoration: Priorities for increased resilience in Africa”.  

November 14-15, 2018

The high-level segment of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be held to discuss the integration of biodiversity in four sectors:  energy and mining, health, infrastructure and industry

November 16, 2018

Holding various biodiversity meetings

November 17 – 29, 2018

Official decisions will be opened in addition to a ceremony to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity

On the sidelines of the conference

- Conference of the Parties on Biological Diversity

- International Science Forum

- International Forum of Indigenous and Local Communities

- International Forum on Sustainable Cities

- International Biodiversity Exhibition

- Conference workshops

What is the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ?

Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. Conceived as a practical tool for translating the principles of Agenda 21 into reality, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and microorganisms and their ecosystems – it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in which to live .


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