6 June 2014
Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Sub-National Governments
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.