* Johan Hedlund, Associate Information Officer, Convention on Biological Diversity
[email protected]; +1 514 287-6670
* Terry Collins
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World to Open Negotiation
of New Biodiversity Action Framework:
UN Conference, Egypt, 14-29 Nov
Begins two year negotiation of post-2020 biodiversity action framework
In collaboration with the Government of Egypt, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold its 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt 14-29 November, under the theme “Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet.”
High-Level Segment (14-15 November): As many as 80 ministers of Environment, Infrastructure, Energy, Industry and other sectors are expected to join in discussions on mainstreaming biodiversity into their respective fields of work.
Negotiations among 196 Parties to the CBD (17-29 November): Main themes include achieving the globally-agreed Aichi Biodiversity Targets (2010-2020); mainstreaming biodiversity issues; and the beginning of two years of negotiation of the post 2020 global framework for biodiversity, scheduled for final agreement at CBD COP15 in China in 2020.
IPBES side events:
November 18th (Sunday): Launch of a ‘primer’ detailing elements of the upcoming IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity (scheduled for launch from Paris, May 6, 2019)
November 19th (Monday): Presentations by the Co-chairs of the four IPBES Regional Assessment Reports issued in March, 2018 (one each for the Americas, Europe and Central Asia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific) and the Global Assessment Report on Land Degradation and Restoration.
Follow the CBD conference on social media:
A series of live interviews will be broadcast on the CBD’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/UNBiodiversity).
All news conferences and briefings will be available via live webcast or video on demand via the UN Biodiversity Conference official website: www.cbd.int/webcast (available from 13 November 2018).
Additional information for media, including press briefs and the schedule of press conferences: www.cbd.int/conferences/2018/information/media
On-site media participation at CBD meetings is subject to accreditation by the Secretariat. Accreditation is strictly reserved for representatives of bona fide media organizations – print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online news sites.
To facilitate the process, a new online media accreditation form is now accessible at: www.cbd.int/participation/2018/media
Please create a CBD account at: https://accounts.cbd.int/signup; once completed, an email will be sent that activates the account. If you already have a CBD account, you can sign in here: https://accounts.cbd.int/signin
Accreditation will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including:
* Completed online accreditation form
* Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails will not be accepted
* Photocopy of a valid press card/work pass
* Photocopy of passport/national ID card