Convening under the theme, 'Mainstreaming Biodiversity where Nature Matters Most,' the Summit will strengthen the global contribution of cities and other subnational governments to biodiversity protection and ecosystem management, both of which provide essential goods and services to growing urban populations. The role of biodiversity mainstreaming opportunities for cities and other subnational governments will be unpacked and promoted during the Summit, specifically in regard to the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 for Biodiversity and the Aichi Targets; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the New Urban Agenda emerging from Habitat III Conference; the Paris Agreement on climate change; Conference of the Party (COP) to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) decisions; and, other current global drivers towards a sustainable future. The Summit will address the following themes: multi-level partnerships for mainstreaming city and subnational actions; driving biodiversity mainstreaming across agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism through city-region landscapes; unlocking resources for city and subnational biodiversity action; reporting mechanisms; and sharing lessons learned and experiences in biodiversity mainstreaming.
dates: 10-11 December 2016
venue: Moon Palace Hotel
location: Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico