The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference closed on 29 November 2018 with broad international agreement on reversing the global destruction of nature and biodiversity loss threatening all forms of life on Earth.  Governments agreed to accelerate action to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, agreed in 2010, from now until 2020. Work to achieve these targets will take place at the global, regional, national and subnational levels.

The meeting also agreed on a comprehensive and participatory process for developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework anticipated to be agreed upon at the next meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 15) in Beijing in 2020. The framework aims to safeguard nature and biodiversity for decades to come.

To engage all sectors and stakeholders, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity announced the launch of a Sharm El-Sheik to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People to catalyze, collect, and celebrate actions taken in support of biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use.

The decisions taken by the Parties at the Conference can be found here.

 

Who can attend?

Parties, observers and the media.

 

Host country information

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Bus schedule

Bus schedule (Nov 16 - 29) »

 

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African Summit
High Level Segment
 
UN Biodiversity Conference
 
 
 
 
 
UN Biodiversity Conference
 
 
 
 
 
Business and Biodiversity forum
 
Financing Fair
Innovative Solutions
Coral Reefs
LMMC
Global Taxonomy Initiative Forum
Climate change
Wildlife Forum
Nature and Culture Summit
 
Local and Subnational Governments
Science Forum
ABSCH Workshop
6NR workshop
Law Forum
Sustainable Ocean Day
 
 
 
BCH Workshop
 
 
Expert Kiosk on Taxonomy and Invasive Alien Species
Rio Conventions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CEPA Fair
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Side-events
 
 
 
 
 
Side-events
 
 
 
 
 
Biodiversity Innovation and Solutions Fair