From 7 to 19 December 2022, Montreal will host COP15, the 15th United Nations biodiversity summit. At this summit, UN member states will discuss global approaches to biodiversity loss, conservation and access to natural resources. Scientists and students from Wageningen University & Research are committed to providing the attending delegations with evidence-based information and closely following the negotiation processes.
The biodiversity summit is a UN meeting of all countries party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and two associated Protocols: the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources.
The main objective of the conference is the adoption of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Urgent action must be taken in the economic, social and financial spheres to reverse the global decline in biodiversity and Earth's habitability by 2030.
WUR will be present in Montreal to provide knowledge and connect conference participants. This will involve young people, students, governments, NGOs and companies. Special attention will be paid to biodiversity in food systems, transforming the financial system and the value of indigenous knowledge in protecting biodiversity.