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. 

Experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are joining representatives from 196 countries in Montréal, Canada for this year’s UN biodiversity summit to call for a more proactive approach to halt the ongoing loss of the natural world.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will lead the Indo-Malaya Critical Forest Biome Integrated Program of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This flagship GEF programme will support countries in c...
We live in a world where environmental degradation is having greater impact on our economic and cultural well-being than ever before. Biodiversity loss is one of the biggest dangers we are facing, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2022.
The initiative aims to support shifts towards sustainable nature-positive production and efficient value chains for crops, commodities, livestock, and aquaculture
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
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 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...