The activities of the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14) will start on Tuesday 13/11/2018 in Sharm el Sheikh with the participation of 196 countries under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The Ministry of Environment completed preparations for the event which will run until November 29.
The event will start with an African Biodiversity Summit under the rubric “Land and ecosystem degradation and restoration: Priorities for increased resilience in Africa”.
The summit will discuss strategic policies and directives on the priorities of biological diversity in Africa and the future eco-work programs.
A number of initiatives will be announced including declaring Sharm el Sheikh a green city to set an example of the sustainable cities.
The conference will help in creating partnerships with the private sector, the civil community and the centers of scientific research and linking them with the biodiversity agreement.
The UN will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the biodiversity loss and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people.
The UN Biodiversity Conference includes the meetings of the governing bodies of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its protocols as well a number of parallel fora and summit meetings. It comprises the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the ninth meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on biosafety and the the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing, as well as the high level segment of these meetings.
In addition, on the margins of the UN Biodiversity Conference, pledges and commitments in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 will be made by governments, business, NGOs and intergovernmental organizations, cities and subnational authorities, indigenous peoples and local communities, youth and civil society.