This Forum, preceding the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13), will convene under the theme, 'Mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being: contributions from science to policy'. It will allow stakeholders to exchange experiences and discuss mainstreaming biodiversity in key economic sectors, including agriculture, fisheries, forests and tourism. The Forum will support technical and scientific cooperation, the sharing of best practices and capacity-building for mainstreaming. The Forum is organized by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (SEMARNAT), the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) of Mexico, the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), Sociedad Científica Mexicana de Ecología, A.C. (SCME), Instituto de Ecologia-UNAM and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in collaboration with the German Cooperation for Development (GIZ) and Future Earth.
dates: 1-2 December 2016
venue: Cancun International Convention Centre, Boulevard Kukulcan KM. 9 1er Piso, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R.
location: Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico