Cairo, Nov 13. -The 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14) opens this Tuesday in the Sharm El-Sheikh resort, in Egypt, with the participation of 196 countries.
The event begins with a Summit of Biodiversity in Africa under the title “Land and ecosystem degradation and restoration: Priorities for increased resilience in Africa.”
This summit will discuss the strategic policies and directives on biodiversity priorities in Africa, as well as future green work programs.
COP14 will aim to foster alliances with the private sector, the civil community and the scientific research centers to link them to the biodiversity agreement.
The United Nations will call decision-makers from more than 190 countries to intensify efforts to stop the loss of biodiversity and protect the ecosystems that support the safety and health of food, as well as water for thousands of millions of people.
The conference also includes the meetings of the governing bodies of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its protocols, as well as a series of parallel forums and meetings at the summit level. (Taken from Prensa Latina)