Proposals Invited for Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion

13 May 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in consultation with the Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UNFCCC, will convene a Rio Conventions Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion at the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the CBD, to be held from 18-29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan. The Pavilion will also be held during the 16th session of the COP to the UNFCCC, at the end of 2011 in Cancun, Mexico, and the 10th session of the COP to the UNCCD, scheduled to take place in 2011 in the Republic of Korea. This initiative will also be extended to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), which will take place in Brazil in 2012. 

The Pavilion will provide opportunities for parties and organizations to highlight activities linking biodiversity conservation, sustainable land management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, especially at national and sub-national levels. It will include a high-level event, lecture series, web events and thematic displays. Activities will be designed around cross-cutting issues of relevance to the three Rio Conventions, including issues related to forests, adaptation and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and synergies in a range of ecosystems.

Parties and organizations are invited to submit proposals on presentations for the lecture series that demonstrate activities linking biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, including sustainable land management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Proposals should be submitted to the CBD Secretariat no later than 20 June 2010. [CBD Notification]