Starting Time: Las Vegas, Saturday, May 21 730am
“Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods”
Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of activity, including economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, among others. By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.
The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13) will be held in Cancun, Mexico December 4-17 and will focus on the mainstreaming of biodiversity within and across sectors, which is closely linked to this year’s IDB theme.
Parties to the Convention as well as relevant organizations and stakeholders are encouraged, as they celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity, to highlight the ways in which biodiversity supports livelihoods. Parties are encouraged to identify examples of mainstreaming biodiversity which supports sustainable livelihoods. Such examples can be short case studies, video clips, and other information products that support this. The Secretariat would appreciate receiving copies of the materials, or links to any online products, for inclusion in the IDB information package for the year.
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