The 6th Global Biodiversity Summit of Local and Subnational Governments will accelerate and further enable the mobilization of local and subnational governments to contribute to the achievement of the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It will also provide a platform for discussing the role of local and subnational governments in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Taking place in Africa, the Summit will give special attention to the challenges of urbanization in the region.
The Summit has been held in parallel to the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the Convention on Biological Diversity since 2008. Under the theme of “Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Urban and Regional Development”, the Summit will address key issues relevant to the Conference agenda, including sustainable infrastructure, low carbon energy solutions, and healthy cities. Other topics will include the coordination and vertical alignment of biodiversity strategies and action plans across levels of government, mitigation of impacts of urban expansion on biodiversity, and a review of local and subnational initiatives related to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The summit has been organised by ICLEI, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention and the national and subnational hosts of the Conferences of the Parties. For more information visit the ICLEI website.