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FERI is celebrating 10 years! Join us in meeting global targets for ecosystem restoration and halting deforestation. Watch the video

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

The outcome document of the decision can be accessed here.


Target 2: “Ensure that by 2030 at least 30 per cent of areas of degraded terrestrial, inland water, and coastal and marine ecosystems are under effective restoration, in order to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, ecological integrity and connectivity.” Learn more


Target 10: "Ensure that areas under agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry are managed sustainably, in particular through the sustainable use of biodiversity, including through a substantial increase of the application of biodiversity friendly practices, such as sustainable intensification, agroecological and other innovative approaches contributing to the resilience and long-term efficiency and productivity of these production systems and to food security, conserving and restoring biodiversity and maintaining nature's contribution to people, including ecosystem functions and services." Learn more

Target 11: “Restore, maintain and enhance nature's contribution to people, including ecosystem functions and services, such as regulation of air, water, and climate soil health, pollination and reduction of disease risk, as well as protection form natural hazards and disasters, through nature-based solutions and/or ecosystem-based approaches for the benefit of all people.” Learn more

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. Watch the video with the Acting Executive Secretary statement.

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 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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