The Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in Montréal, Canada, 7–19 December 2022, under the Presidency of the People's Republic of China. 
FAO in Geneva, in close collaboration with the FAO Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment in Rome, is organizing a hybrid briefing on the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15). As several objectives of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) are closely linked to a...
Biodiversity is at the centre of the biggest issues the world faces: from climate change to poverty eradication, food and water security, health and sustainable development.
Five new GIAHS sites announced as the FAO flagship programme celebrates 20th anniversary
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) flagship programme of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) today celebrated its 20th anniversary, highlighting its role in promoting sustainable agriculture and revitalizing the rural communities who are respon...
2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the FAO GIAHS Programme. FAO launched the GIAHS initiative at the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002. Since its inception, the number of agricultural systems recognized as GIAHS has been gradually increasing.

The final chapters are much more detailed, with many new examples from around the world. The final chapters also provide a range of valuable additional evidence and policy options in advance of the many major global environmental negotiations this year, including COP 27 of the Climate Conventi...

Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (hereinafter ‘the convention’) have held workshops, consultations and formal negotiations (CBD, 2018) to develop a ‘Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’ (hereinafter ‘the framework’). The framework establishes goals and targets for positive bi...
Biodiversity constitutes an essential element in our global ecosystems and provides the foundation for agricultural practices and food production. It is essential to our well-being and food security, but it is often threatened by our activities. In some places, however, farmers have learned to wo...
Two new sites in Japan - an inland fisheries and associated paddy farming system centred on the country’s largest lake and a traditional fruit-growing area  believed to have been the birthplace of Japanese grape cultivation - have been formally recognized as Globally Important Agricultural H...