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Pierre Barthélemy, Marion Gourdin
COP13 - “Mainstreaming” biodiversity into the economy
Issues of the upcoming Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Cancun, Mexico, 4-17 December 2016).
The 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13) will be marked by “mainstreaming”. Beyond the validation of indicators for monitoring the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets, and the discussions on marine biodiversity and the mobilization of financial resources, this will be the main innovation subject to discussion. This will also be the most important feature of the proposed resolutions that are on the table for negotiation. This is also the essence of the message contained in the draft declaration of the “high-level” government representatives.