At COP15, FAO North America Director on hand for discussions with partners from the Canadian government
Described as the most important global meeting for the future of our planet this century, the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in Montreal, Canada under the presidency of China, concluded on Monday 19 December. Around 18 000 people registered for the conference, including representatives from more than 194 parties to the CBD.
Martine Biron, Minister of International Relations and Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, and Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General of FAO, are proud to announce the technical and financial partnership between Quebec and FAO in the form of an international climate cooperation project entitled Accelerating adaptation to climate change in agriculture and food security" (SAGA)
The United Nations has recognized an initiative to repair thousands of kilometres of degraded land across Africa as one of 10 pioneering efforts to revive the natural world.