The thirteenth Conference of Parties for the Convention on Biological Diversity is taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from the 4-17th of December, 2016.
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993 and has 3 main objectives:
- The conservation of biological diversity
- The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
- The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resource
More information on the Confernece of Parties can be found here.