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News International Day for Biological Diversity 2015

22 May is the international day for biological diversity. In 2015, the theme is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.

Concerned URL
Source CBD Secretariat
Release date 20/05/2015
Contributor mlsusini
Geographical coverage Global
Keywords celebration, biodiversity, sustainable development

This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development.

The selection of the theme also underlines the adoption of the Gangwon Declaration, by ministers and participants to the High-level Segment of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Gangwon Declaration welcomed the importance given to biodiversity in the outcome document of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and called for the further integration and mainstreaming of biodiversity in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

More information on the CBD Secretariat website.

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