The 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will convene in October – November under three main objectives:
- The conservation of biological diversity;
- The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity;
- And the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.
During COP16, governments will be tasked with reviewing the state of implementation of the Kuming -Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and Parties to the Convention are expected to show the alignment of their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) with the Framework.
COP16 will further develop the monitoring framework and advance resource mobilization for the Global Biodiversity Framework. Among other tasks, COP16 is also due to finalize and operationalize the multilateral mechanism on the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of digital sequence information on genetic resources.
Take a look back at CBD COP15.