The main focus of the ninth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity is to provide support for the ongoing discussions on a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The meeting will be an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the latest and best available knowledge relevant to biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, and to consider the implications of this knowledge for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Key topics include:
- status and trends in biodiversity and ecosystem services and key drivers of change;
- the 2050 Vision for biodiversity, and potential pathways for achieving it;
- linkages between biodiversity and other societal needs and aspirations;
- lessons learned from implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020;
- plausible pathways to reduce, halt and reverse biodiversity loss;
- biodiversity-based solutions to societal challenges; and
- options for short- and long-term actions for achieving the level of response needed.
The conference is organized by the Norwegian Government, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
dates: 2-5 July 2019
location: Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway