Date(s) - 11/23/2018 - 11/24/2018
The 6th Global Biodiversity Summit of Local and Subnational Governments will gather governors, mayors and other subnational government leaders from around the world to engage directly with national leaders and their key stakeholders during the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 14). Engagements will focus on city and state level actions to mainstream biodiversity solutions into the new global developmental framework.
This Summit builds on the Quintana Roo Communiqué on Mainstreaming Local and Subnational Biodiversity Action, which was welcomed by the High Level Segment of the CBD COP 13 in Cancun, Mexico, in December 2016. The overall goal of the Summit is to accelerate efforts and further mobilize local and subnational action towards achieving global biodiversity targets; and to provide a platform for assessing the needs and constraints to moving beyond the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 at the subnational level.
A range of cross-cutting issues are addressed under the overarching mainstreaming themes in focus
sessions. These include:
coordination and vertical alignment of biodiversity strategies and action plans across levels of government;
mainstreaming subnational action through networks and institutional mobilization;
emerging trends and innovations;
engaging regional players, such as European Union Committee of Regions, on the contribution of local and
regional authorities towards the post-2020 Biodiversity Framework; and
moving from global decisions to local actions to profile the main initiatives and projects that drive local and
subnational action towards the attainment of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.