November 28, 2016 to December 17, 2016


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The UN Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2016 provides opportunities for Parties and other Governments, in concert with partner organizations and other entities, to announce commitments or actions in support of the Convention, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

The central theme of the conference will be the integration of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the plans, programs and sectoral and intersectoral policies with emphasis on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors.

GEF work on Biodiversity 


GEF Events @COP 13     |     Side event schedule flyer

  • December 5th, 13:15pm - 15:00pm | Global Commons: Solutions for a Crowded Planet
  • December 7th, 13:15pm - 14:45pm | GEF's Biodiversity Mainstreaming Journey: Findings, Lessons and a Glimpse of the Future
  • December 7th, 18:15pm - 19:45pm |Synergies across the Multilaterlal Environmental Agreements towards Sustainable Development
  • December 8th, 13:15pm - 15:00pm | GEF Investments and Donor Coordination to Address the Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade Crisis 

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