COP14 is the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties which will take place on 17-29 November 2018 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference aims to step up efforts to bring to an end the biodiversity loss and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people.
At COP14, Parties to the Convention will discuss many issues concerning the environment, biodiversity, and climate change. For example, the COP will discuss efforts needed to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as well as lay the groundwork for the process of developing the successor of the current Global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Moreover, COP 14 will also include an innovative discussion on mainstreaming biodiversity into five core sectors of the economy – infrastructure, mining, energy and gas, manufacturing, and health. The conference will also consider the important question of protected areas both on land and sea, and other measures for enhanced conservation and management of biodiversity.