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14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14)

17 - 29 November 2018 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

On 17 - 29 November 2018 the United Nations 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 (14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity - COP 14) will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The UN Biodiversity Conference is the governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic 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.

Bioversity International will be attending - watch this space for more details

Bioversity International and partners' events at COP14

17 November
Luxor Room
Asia and Pacific Room

Catalyzing progress on Aichi Target 7: Integrating wild and agricultural biodiversity conservation strategies and filling indicator gaps
Bioversity International, Ethiopia, Peru, World Wildlife Fund
18 November
Rio Conventions Pavillion
African Ecological Futures - for People and the Planet (awaiting link)
World Wildlife Fund, African Development Bank, UN Environment, UNCCD/SEKEM
Bioversity International are pleased to participate in a panel discussion during Session 3: Reconciling Forest and Food - the Potential of Landscape Restoration and Food Security
18 November
M7 Youth Room
Building 2


Mutually supportive implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and the Plant Treaty
Convention on Biological Diversity |  International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture | Bioversity International | ABS-IniTIATIVE
20 November
Siwa - Business and Industry Organizations Room
Ensuring effective indicators for the post-2020 biodiversity framework
26  November
Event Tent
Biodiversity, Diets and Nutrition: Sustainable Solutions for Healthy Food Systems
Bioversity International | Convention on Biological Diversity | World Health Organization | Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) | UN Environment


Find out more about mainstreaming biodiversity into agricultural sectors

Integrating wild & agrobiodiversity conservation

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To manage agrobiodiversity, we need to measure it

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Traditional Sri Lankan dishes and vegetables. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Landersz

Biodiversity for food and nutrition

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Mutual implementation of Plant Treaty and Nagoya Protocol

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Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems

The scientific basis for agrobiodiversity’s role in delivering multiple benefits is set out in Bioversity International's open-acces book Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems: Scientific Foundations for an Agrobiodiversity Index.