Cancún Declaration #COP13 Wordled
13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13)

December 2016 Cancún, México
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Key Links

http://www.mexicop13.bio - @COP13mx
http://cop13.mx - http://cop13.mx/cop-13
Cancún Declaration


How many ecotourism and tourism businesses participated in #COP13? Can you share the list of participants, speakers who attended #COP13?
https://www.periscope.tv/ronmader/1rmxPrdwyyEGN 01:28

Is there a directory of participants?

About the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13)

The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December 4-17, 2016.

The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings.

To date the Conference of the Parties has held 12 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts).

From 1994 to 1996, the Conference of the Parties held its ordinary meetings annually. Since then these meetings have been held somewhat less frequently and, following a change in the rules of procedure in 2000, will now be held every two years.
La decimotercera reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes (COP13) se celebrará en Cancún, México, 4-17 diciembre 2016.

La Conferencia de las Partes es el órgano rector del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica y promueve la aplicación del Convenio a través de las decisiones que adopta en sus reuniones periódicas.

Hasta la fecha, la Conferencia de las Partes ha celebrado 12 reuniones ordinarias y una reunión extraordinaria (esta última, dividida en dos partes, fue para adoptar el Protocolo de Seguridad de la Biotecnología).

De 1994 a 1996, la Conferencia de las Partes celebró anualmente sus reuniones ordinarias. Desde entonces, estas reuniones se han realizado con una frecuencia un tanto menor y, a partir de un cambio en las reglas de procedimientos en el año 2000, ahora se celebrarán cada dos años.

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COP13 Wish List

Translating into Spanish. Suggestions/corrections welcome!
How should we evaluate the Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (#COP13)? Here is our wish list for the event:

1) We’d like to learn about biodiversity
2) We’d like COP13 to be a window into the CBD and partners
3) We’d like COP13 to be fully engaged via the social web
4) We’d like COP13 to engage locals in México and teach visitors about México
5) We’d like COP13 to be a catalyst for satellite events and viewing parties
6) We’d like COP13 to be particularly friendly to Indigenous Peoples and local communities
7) We'd like COP13 to serve as an example of responsible travel embedded in conservation events
8) We'd like COP13 to serve as an example of Open Access, Open Education and Open Journalism
¿Cómo debemos evaluar la Decimotercera reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes (#COP13)? Aquí está nuestra lista de deseos para el evento:

1) Nos gustaría aprender acerca de la biodiversidad
2) Nos gustaría COP13 sea una ventana al CBD y socios
2) Nos gustaría COP13 que se dedica plenamente a través de las redes sociales
• Facebook, Flickr, Google, Instagram, Periscope, Youtube
• Livestreaming y videos archivados
• Recursos para los participantes lejanos (remote participants)
4) Nos gustaría COP13 para participar locales en México y enseñar a los visitantes acerca de México
5) Nos gustaría COP13 ser un catalizador para eventos satélitales (satellite events) y fiestas para ver (viewing parties)
6) Nos gustaría COP13 es particularmente amigable para los Pueblos Indígenas y comunidades locales
7) Nos gustaría COP13 para servir como un ejemplo de viajes responsables como parte de los eventos de conservación
8) Nos gustaría COP13 para servir como un ejemplo de Acceso Abierto, Educación Abierto y Periodismo Abierto

#COP13 Wish List

Lista de Deseos para #COP13


TAPAS Members Attending

Thiago do Val Simardi Beraldo Souza
Chico Mendes Federal Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBIO), Brazil

José Truda Palazzo, Jr.
Divers for Sharks and the Brazilian Humpback Whale Institute, Brazil
December 13 Sharks, Parks and Whales
May we take this opportunity to invite you and other TAPAS members that might be around to our side event on the 13th, "Sharks, Parks and Whales", where we and other Brazilian conservation groups will host an informal conversation on the value of non-extractive uses of marine biodiversity and the continued need to protect these uses from the abuses of extractive industries, overfishing and the like.

Once again, this CoP has too many texts and events about eating marine biodiversity and exploiting it by extraction, and precious little about enhancing non-extractive uses. Time to change that!

Non-Extractive Uses of Marine Biodiversity - through activities such as recreational diving and Ecotourism - generate high-quality jobs and income for coastal communities around the world and put in motion a virtuous cycle of benefit-sharing throughout the national economies where these activities are inserted. There is however little recognition of these values at international treaties, which insist in treating Tourism as an "impact" without examining it vis-a-vis other economic alternatives. This side-event hopes to bring together the community of practice represented at Cancún, government officials, NGOs and other interested parties to discuss case studies and address ways to improve the protection of the rights of non-extratrive users of Nature at CBD and other relevant fora.
More on our side-event at https://www.cbd.int/side-events/1959
The Pyongchang Declaration of Non-Extractive Businesses
The Declaration is a call for action by non-extractive businesses from around the world to respect and protect the rights of non-extractive users of biodiversity in the face of rampant unsustainable, extractive uses.
A declaration from the Dive Industry regarding the importance of living sharks and rays to generate jobs and income in coastal communities.
The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme´s initiatives on Marine Ecotourism.

Sharks, Parks and Whales December 13, 18:15 #COP13 @brasildeovelhas @IUCNTourism

Tourism Reports

Mainstreaming biodiversity into the tourism sector

What are examples of ecosystem degradation due to tourism?

¿Cuáles son los ejemplos de degradación de los ecosistemas debido al turismo?

Business and biodiversity forum: tourism

Sadly, COPs are refusing to go paperless.


@CBDNews @COP13MX At #COP13 the Secretariat went paperless but governments and big NGOs didn't. Again an outrageous waste of paper, energy.


Destrucción neta de biodiversidad - La Jornada
http://www.gob.mx/conanp/prensa/turismo-sustentable-fortalecera-las-areas-naturales-protegidas-88150?idiom=es -
http://www.iisd.ca/vol09/enb09678e.html -
Biodiversity talks end with slew of announcments
Pueblos indígenas, sin control sobre sus conocimientos de biodiversidad
http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/IAmLdh9E3899CMAZQ3iEWI/Mainstreaming-nature-can-help-conserve-ecosystems.html - @livemint
Países amazónicos de la Redparques avanzan hacia la COP13
Propondrán el blindaje de la Biósfera del Caribe en la COP 13 - @novedadesqroo
ONU espera buena participación en la COP13 de Cancún

News from the CBD

Cancun Commitments and Coalitions for Enhanced Implementation (PDF)

News from the Mexican government


News from IUCN


News from GEF


Coalition Against Biopiracy

The Coalition Against Biopiracy (CAB) will host the 6th Captain Hook Awards ceremony. Related: biopiracy



Indigenous Peoples and COP13









People we wish would tweet

Twitter Hashtags


13a reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes en el Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica #CBDCOP13 en Cancún, México #openaccess #accesoabierto


Twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 20), 25 to 30 April 2016
First meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 1), 2 to 6 May 2016 Montreal, Canada (link)

twitter moment:
early days





Mexico 2016: Thanks for streaming #COP13

Embedded Tweets

December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion

Photos Request

Information boards and tables. Bonus points if you can add relevant links
Cancún - including pictures of responsible travel, museums, public transportation and flowering trees

Live and Archived Video Request

Presentations, workshops and side events, particularly those focused on Indigenous Peoples, Responsible Travel and Ecotourism, Biodiversity and Climate Change
Cancún - including videos of city parks, public transportation (take us on the bus!), visit Tajamar

What photos and videos would you like to see from #COP13? ¿Qué fotos y videos te gustaría ver de #COP13? #roofdog @CBDNews @COP13MX @RioPavilion @IUCN_CEC @IUCN @IUCNTourism

Artwork / Cue Yourself

Fall in love with biodiversity #COP13 Social Web Calendar

Preserving #Biodiversity is everyone’s job = Preservar la #Biodiversidad es la tarea de todos @TopiltzinCM




UNEP/CBD/COP/13/1Provisional Agenda

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UNEP/CBD/COP/13/1/ADD1Preliminary Annotations to the Provisional Agenda

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UNEP/CBD/COP/13/3Report of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Inter Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity on Its Ninth Meeting

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Buzzword Bingo: Acompañamiento = Accompanying
Buzzword Bingo: Awareness
Buzzword Bingo: Planetary Boundaries = Framework which defines a “safe operating space for humanity” @UNEP @unepandyou #wed2015
Buzzword Bingo: Biophilia = Urge to affiliate with other forms of life
Buzzword Bingo: Aichi Targets
Buzzword Bingo: Citizen Science = Science undertaken with the participation of the wider community of non-scientists, particularly in the collection of data
Buzzword Bingo: Anthropocene = Geologic term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth's ecosystems #buzzwordbingo
Buzzword Bingo: Extinction
Buzzword Bingo: Natural World

July 26 Foro Indígena sobre la #COP13

¿Podemos ver el Foro Indígena sobre la #COP13 en línea? = Can we watch the Indigenous Forum about #CBDCOP13 online?

¿Es el programa en línea? = Is the program online?

¿Hay alguien tuiteando en vivo el foro? = Is anyone live tweeting the forum?


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itbw award, Riviera Maya, 8j, yucatan
biodiversity offsets

Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day @RioPavilion #RioPavilion


Zona Arqueologica El Rey




To : All CBD, ABS, CPB National Focal Points Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity United Nations Environment Programme 413 Saint-Jacques Street, Suite 800, Montreal, QC, H2Y 1N9, Canada Tel : +1 514 288 2220 Fax : +1 514 288 6588 secretariat@cbd.int www.cbd.int Ref.: SCBD/OES/BD/DC/CE/85588 22 April 2016 N O T I F I C A T I O N Preparation for the High-level Segment of the Conference of the Parties: Cancun Declaration Dear Madam/Sir, Mexico, as host of the thirteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-13) and concurrent meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols, in consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties and the Secretariat, has decided to use the High-level Segment of the meetings to highlight the importance of biodiversity mainstreaming for the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Further, it is envisaged that the High-level Segment will adopt a declaration on biodiversity mainstreaming. On the margins of the first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (2-6 May 2016, Montreal), representatives of Mexico will be holding informal consultations on the preparation of the declaration with delegates, including through the regional groups. To facilitate these discussions, Mexico has prepared a “non-paper” outlining some possible elements of the declaration. It is being circulated herewith at the request of the Government of the United Mexican States. The non-paper will be made available in the official languages of the United Nations.1 Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias Executive Secretary Enclosure 1 https://www.cbd.int/cop/preparation/cop13-hls/default.shtml

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NON-PAPER (MÉXICO) ELEMENTOS PARA SU POSIBLE INCLUSION EN “LA DECLARACIÓN DE CANCÚN SOBRE LA INTEGRACIÓN DE LA CONSERVACIÓN Y EL USO SUSTENTABLE DE LA BIODIVERSIDAD PARA EL BIENESTAR” Los Ministros de Medio Ambiente, Agricultura, Bosques, Pesca y Turismo de los países Parte del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica, reunidos en Cancún, México, el 3 de diciembre de 2016 DECLARAMOS:  Argumento ético  Fuerte mensaje político-conceptual donde se establece el compromiso para integrar la conservación y el uso sustentable de la biodiversidad  La dimensión ambiental, en particular de la biodiversidad, en el desarrollo sostenible, asuntos sistémicos, vínculos entre biodiversidad, calidad de vida y salud humana  El papel de los ecosistemas ante el cambio climático (mitigación y adaptación)  Gobernabilidad e instituciones sólidas  Planeación nacional holística y coherencia entre objetivos  Políticas públicas (transversalidad y sinergias)  Legislación y normatividad  Sectores económicos  Producción, consumo y comercio sustentables  Partenariados  Objetivos de la integración de la biodiversidad: maximizar la contribución de la biodiversidad y los servicios de los ecosistemas a los sectores productivos, y al mismo tiempo reducir y mitigar los impactos negativos de estos sectores en la biodiversidad  Compromiso político RECONOCEMOS  Vínculo de la agenda del desarrollo 2030 y de sus Objetivos de Desarrollo Sustentable con la Diversidad Biológica para el cumplimiento de los mismos  La biodiversidad comprende la diversidad de los seres vivos que habitan nuestro planeta, la diversidad genética dentro de cada especie y los ecosistemas de los que forman parte, misma que tiene un gran valor para las actividades productivas y un papel fundamental para la seguridad alimentaria y la salud humana, al igual que puede proporcionar soluciones a los problemas de la sociedad  Necesidad de actuar con urgencia ante la crisis ambiental que afecta a la biodiversidad y que compromete el desarrollo humano  El papel del CDB y el Plan Estratégico para la Diversidad Biológica 2011-2020 y su Visión para el 2050, así como las Metas de Aichi  La declaración de Gangwon y la hoja de ruta de Pyeongchang (COP-12) NOS COMPROMETEMOS:  Trabajar juntos, en todos los sectores dentro de nuestros gobiernos y organizaciones para integrar la conservación y el uso sostenible de la biodiversidad en las estrategias, planes y políticas nacionales  Fortalecer el marco legal y las instituciones, papel de los gobiernos nacionales, subnacionales y locales  Estrategias nacionales de biodiversidad y planes de acción, como los marcos de política  Conocimiento, ciencia y tecnología de la biodiversidad para la formulación de políticas y la toma de decisiones  Medios de implementación, capacidades, reporte y seguimiento; disponibilidad de la información para garantizar la trasparencia  Cooperación internacional  Movilización de recursos financieros nacionales e internacionales, tanto públicos como privados  Colaboración entre organizaciones del sistema de las Naciones Unidas, acuerdos multilaterales ambientales e iniciativas existentes  Relevancia del CBD para otras convenciones y acuerdos  Fomentar la participación activa de todos los actores de la sociedad civil  Los pueblos indígenas y respeto al conocimiento tradicional  Sector privado, incentivos para crecimiento verde, biocomercio, bioprospección y biotecnología sustentables y seguras, así como una normatividad e información para rendir cuentas  Marco de factibilidad, reglamentación e incentivos, para promover la integración de la biodiversidad en las políticas públicas, legislación e instituciones, así como en las actividades del sector privado por medio de cadenas de valor, y trabajar particularmente en los siguientes sectores productivos:  Agricultura: sistemas agrícolas como reservorios de biodiversidad agrícola, indispensables para el presente y futuro; papel en la seguridad alimentaria, la nutrición y la salud humana; la intensificación ecológica; la diversidad de sistemas de cultivos y de la ganadería; eficiencia del uso de recursos;  Forestal: bosques como reservorios de biodiversidad y como proveedores de bienes y servicios de los ecosistemas; enfoque de paisaje; prácticas forestales sostenibles; incentivos, incluyendo el pago de servicios ambientales;  Pesca: pesca y seguridad alimentaria; enfoque ecosistémico de la pesca; restaurar las áreas sobreexplotadas; la generación y uso del conocimiento y la innovación tecnológica para el seguimiento y la gestión de la pesca sostenible; reducir la captura incidental, los descartes y residuos; áreas marinas protegidas;  Turismo: el turismo sostenible como una estrategia para el desarrollo local y regional; servicios turísticos como catalizadores para la adopción de prácticas de producción y consumo sostenibles; la eficiencia, la innovación y la adaptabilidad; la promoción de la importancia de la biodiversidad, los servicios ambientales, el conocimiento tradicional y la riqueza biocultural entre los proveedores y usuarios del turismo. Nota: se agradecerá para cualquier consulta, comentario o propuesta, comunicarse con el Asesor Especial de México para la COP 13 CDB, Consejero Alberto Glender, al email aglender@sre.gob.mx o al Tel.: 0052(1)5512914478
NON-PAPER (MEXICO) ELEMENTS FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN "THE DECLARATION OF CANCUN ON THE INTEGRATION OF CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY FOR WELFARE" Ministers of Environment, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Tourism countries of the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Cancun, Mexico, on December 3, 2016 DECLARE:  ethical argument  Strong political and conceptual message where the commitment is established to integrate conservation and sustainable use of  biodiversity dimension environment, particularly biodiversity, sustainable development, systemic issues, links between biodiversity, quality of life and human health  the role of ecosystems to climate change (mitigation and adaptation)  governance and strong institutions  national Planning holistic and coherence between  objectives public policy (mainstreaming and synergies)  Legislation and  regulations economic sectors  Production, consumption and trade sustainable  Partnerships  objectives of the integration of biodiversity: maximize the contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to productive sectors, while reducing and mitigating the negative impacts of these sectors on biodiversity  political commitment RECOGNIZE  Link development agenda 2030 and its Sustainable development Goals with biodiversity for compliance with them  biodiversity includes diversity of living things that inhabit our planet, genetic diversity within species and ecosystems of which they are part, it has a great value for productive activities and a key role for food security and human health, as it can provide solutions to the problems of society  the need to act with urgency to the environmental crisis affecting biodiversity and compromises  human development the role of the CBD and the Strategic Plan for biodiversity 2011 -2020 and its Vision 2050 and the Aichi  the statement of Gangwon and Pyeongchang roadmap (COP-12) UNDERTAKE:  Working together, in all sectors within our governments and organizations integrate the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity strategies, plans and national policies  Strengthen the legal framework and institutions, the role of national and local governments, subnational  national biodiversity strategies and action plans, such as frames  Knowledge policy, science and technology biodiversity for policy formulation and decision making  Means of implementation, capabilities, reporting and monitoring; availability of information to ensure transparency  International Cooperation  Mobilizing domestic and international financial resources, both public and private  Collaboration between organizations of the United Nations, multilateral environmental agreements and  existing initiatives relevance of the CBD to other conventions and agreements  Encourage active participation of all actors of civil society  indigenous peoples and respect for traditional knowledge  private sector, incentives for green growth, biotrade, bioprospecting and sustainable and safe biotechnology as well as regulations and information for accountability  Marco feasibility, regulation and incentives, to promote the integration of biodiversity in public policies, legislation and institutions, as well as in private sector activities through value chains, and work particularly in the following productive sectors:  Agriculture : agricultural systems as reservoirs essential for the present and future agricultural biodiversity; role in food security, nutrition and human health; ecological intensification; the diversity of systems of crops and livestock; efficient use of resources;  Forestry: forests as reservoirs of biodiversity and as suppliers of goods and ecosystem services; landscape approach; sustainable forestry practices; incentives, including payment for environmental services;  Fisheries: fisheries and food security; ecosystem approach to fisheries; restore overfished areas; the generation and use of knowledge and technological innovation for monitoring and management of sustainable fisheries; reduce bycatch, discards and waste; marine protected areas;  Tourism: sustainable tourism as a strategy for local and regional development; tourist services as catalysts for the adoption of practices of sustainable production and consumption; efficiency, innovation and adaptability; promoting the importance of biodiversity, environmental services, traditional knowledge and biocultural wealth between providers and users of tourism. Note: It would be appreciated for any questions, comments or suggestions, contact the Special Adviser of Mexico for COP 13 CBD, Director Alberto Glender, the aglender@sre.gob.mx email or Tel .: 0052 (1) 5512914478





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Lista de Deseos para #CBDCOP13
1)Nos gustaría aprender acerca de la biodiversidad 2)Nos gustaría COP13 sea una ventana al CBD 3)Nos gustaría COP13 que se dedica plenamente a través de las redes sociales 1)Facebook, Flickr, Google, Instagram, Periscope, Youtube 2)Livestreaming and archived video3)Resources for remote participants) 4)Nos gustaría COP13 para participar locales en México y enseñar a los visitantes acerca de México 5)Nos gustaría COP13 ser un catalizador para eventos satélitales (satellite events) y fiestas para ver (viewing parties) 6)Nos gustaría COP13 es particularmente amigable para los Pueblos Indígenas y comuidades locales7)Nos gustaría COP13 para servir como un ejemplo de viajes responsables como parte de los eventos de conservación 8)Nos gustaría COP13 para servir como un ejemplo de Acceso Abierto, Educación Abierto y Periodismo Abierto

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