The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) will be held in Pyeongchang, Korea, from October 6 to 17, 2014, and the Meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is held from September 29 to October 3, 2014. As the host country of the CBD COP 12, Korea is fully committed to the preparation for the international event and to coutribution in progress in the discussion on the biodiversity convention.

Korea is striving to ensure enhanced implementation of the CBD by taking the lead in the various discussions to be held in CBD COP 12. The meeting will launch the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook and conduct a mid-term review on the Aichi Biodiversity Target set by the international community to achieve the goals of the CBD and announce the Pyeongchang Roadmap for action plans. As a cooperative measure in science technology based on the roadmap, Korea will launch the BioBridge Initiative. The initiative supports the attainment of Aichi target, by establishing the network among institutions specialized in biodiversity, and by linking the demand of developing countries and the specialized institutions after analyzing the technology demand of developing countries.

At the High-Level Segment, a speech by President Park Geun-hye will be delivered and the adoption of the Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development will emphasize the messages as biodiversity for sustainable development and biodiversity and peace.

On the occasion of the hosting the meeting, Korea is committed to establishing a cooperative network on biodiversity at home and abroad and enhancing public awareness by holding various workshop programs in connection with NGOs, exhibitions and other side events.


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