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6 June 2014

Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Sub-National Governments

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The 2014 “Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Sub-National Governments" will be held in parallel with the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) from 12-14 October 2014.

The Summit will convene hundreds of representatives from local, regional and national governments to strengthen multi-level cooperation in support of the Strategic Plan of the CBD (2011-2020) and the Aichi Targets. It will build on the outcomes of previous Biodiversity Summits focused on the local level and CBD COPs, with a view to strengthening the links between levels of government and across governmental sectors in the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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