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:

  1. The conservation of biological diversity
  2. The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
  3. 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.