Caricom Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

first_imgThe Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean.The report will be launched in Egypt today to an international audience at a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) event, on the sidelines of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The global summit on biological diversity is being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from November 17-29.This UNEP side event is expected to discuss support for the implementation of the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the long-term strategy for capacity building which will be adopted at the CBD COP-15. It is within this context that Caricom will present the report which examines how Member States have progressed in meeting their commitments under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity.Titled ‘The State of Biodiversity in the Caribbean – A review of the progress towards the Aichi biodiversity targets’, the report was originally launched in Georgetown, Guyana on October 24, 2018, at the opening of the Caribbean Regional Preparatory Workshop for the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP) for the CBD and Regional Consultation for Phase III of the Programme for Capacity Building related to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP).The preparation of the report was a unified effort among the Caricom Secretariat, UN Environment, Caricom Member States and regional biodiversity experts. It was funded by the European Union with the implementation support from UN Environment, under Phase II of the ACP-MEAs Project.last_img

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