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Roadmap for Target 2 global Workshop in Rome

CBD, FAO and UNEP hosted a global workshop, convening countries, academia, IPLCs and civil society to strengthen monitoring and implementation of KM-GBF Target 2.

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The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework was adopted during COP-15, in Montreal, Canada.

The outcome document of the decision can be accessed here.

Aichi Target 5: “By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including forests, is at least halved and where feasible brought close to zero, and degradation and fragmentation is significantly reduced.”


Aichi Target 14: "By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods, and well-being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable."

Aichi Target 15: “By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15 percent of degraded ecosystems, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification.”

International Day of Forests:

March 21st 2024.

The theme for the 2024 International Day of Forests is "Forests and Innovation" which aims to highlight the vital role that forests play in providing solutions for a better world. The theme also emphasizes the need to protect and sustainably manage our forests to ensure their continued benefits to people and the planet. Let's take this opportunity to learn more about the vital role of forests and the need to protect and sustainably manage them for the benefit of present and future generations.

19th Session of the UN Forum on Forests:

May, 6th-10th 2024, New York
CBD is taking part in the 19th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF19), a global platform that brings together countries and other stakeholders to address forest-related issues. The thematic priorities are: enhancing forest-based social and economic benefits; increasing the area of protected forests; and mobilizing financial resources.

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 26)

Nairobi, Kenya. 13th to 18th May 2024.

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice is set to provide timely advice to the Conference of the Parties (COP) on the implementation of the Convention. Comprising experts from diverse fields and open to all Parties, SBSTTA will assess biodiversity status, review measures under the Convention, and address issues raised during the conferences.

2024 World Environment Day (WED 2024)

Global, 5th June 2024.

Saudi Arabia will host the World Environment Day with the theme of land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience.​ Land restoration is a key pillar of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, which is critical to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals


2024 UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 16)

Colombia. 21st/Oct to 1st/November 2024.

At COP 16, governments will be tasked with reviewing the state of implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. Parties to the Convention are expected to show the alignment of their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) with the Framework. COP 16 will further develop the monitoring framework and advance resource mobilization for the Global Biodiversity Framework. Among other tasks, COP 16 is also due to finalize and operationalize the multilateral mechanism on the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of digital sequence information on genetic resources.

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