UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral treaty with three main goals: conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources.

At a side event on “World´s Grasslands and Rangelands at risk: the Role of Pastoralists and Livestock to Conserve Global Biodiversity” held at the 13th meeting of the Coalition of Parties (COP13) in Cancun, Mexico, over 50 institutions and individuals endorsed “The Cancun Statement” calling for the promotion of sustainable pastoralism.

The COP15, originally scheduled for October 2020 in Kunming, China, will now take place in two parts: first a virtual meeting on 11–15 October 2021 and then a face-to-face meeting in Kunming on 25 April–8 May 2022.