Rio Conventions Pavilion: Linking biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management

The Rio Conventions Pavilion, a collaborative outreach activity involving the Rio Convention secretariats, is a partnership platform for raising awareness and sharing information about the latest practices and scientific findings on the co-benefits that can be realized through implementation of the three Rio Conventions.

The Pavilion was convened at the CBD COP 10 (18-29 October 2010) in Nagoya, Japan, in a virtual form at UNFCCC meetings (29 November - 10 December 2010) in Cancun, Mexico, at the UNCCD COP 10 in Changwon, Republic of Korea (10-21 October, 2011) and at the UNFCCC meetings in Durban, South Africa (28 November – 9 December 2011). The Pavilion was also convened at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, in Brazil in June 2012, at CBD COP-11 in Hyderabad, India, in October 2012, at the CBD COP-12 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, in October 2014, and at the UNFCCC COP-21 in Paris (December 2015).

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Secretariat has produced a number of documents about biodiversity and climate change adaptation and mitigation in the context of the UNFCCC deliberations:

International Day for Biological Diversity 2007

In acknowledgement of the mounting threats and opportunities associated with climate change and biodiversity, the 2007 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), on 22 May 2007, was celebrated under the theme “Biodiversity and Climate Change”. Outreach material prepared for IDB 2007 can be found here.