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5th Global Biodiversity Summit of Cities and Subnational Governments

Mainstreaming Biodiversity where Nature Matters Most

AN OFFICIAL PARALLEL EVENT TO THE CBD COP13 CANCUN, MEXICO 9*-11 December 2016
The Summit will gather ministers, governors and mayors from around the world to engage directly with national leaders for 195 countries and their key stakeholders during the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) on city and state level actions to mainstream biodiversity solutions into the new global developmental framework.

“The road to sustainability runs through the world’s towns and cities”

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations

The overall goal of the Summit is to strengthen the global contribution of cities and other subnational governments in protecting biodiversity and the effective management of ecosystems which provide essential goods and services to our rapidly growing urban population.
The role of biodiversity mainstreaming opportunities for cities and other subnational governments will be unpacked and promoted during the Summit, specifically within the context of their enormous potential and essential future contributions to the delivery of the:
  • Strategic Plan 2011-2020 for Biodiversity and the Aichi Targets;
  • Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda;
  • New Urban Agenda emerging from Habitat III Conference;
  • Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC;
  • CBD COP 13 decisions, and;
  • other current global drivers towards a sustainable future.
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Main themes of the Summit

Under the overarching theme of “Mainstreaming Biodiversity where Nature Matters Most” the Summit will provide opportunity for vertical integration and horizontal alignment of city and subnational biodiversity action through the following Summit themes:
  • Enabling multi-level partnerships for mainstreaming city and subnational actions, projects and new initiatives.
  • Driving biodiversity mainstreaming to agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism through city-region landscapes.
  • Unlocking access to resources for city and subnational biodiversity action.
  • Exploring reporting mechanisms for city and subnational commitments, actions and measurable contributions to global agreements.
  • Providing insights and experiences for biodiversity mainstreaming to national governments at the CBD COP 13.

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