Bioversity co-hosting Side Event at COP15

December 4th, 2009

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 15 negotiations on a new climate deal presents indispensable opportunities to raise awareness of biodiversity as well as the important role that biodiversity informatics could play in the economics and socio-economics of climate change, adaptation, mitigation and food security.

At COP 15 Bioversity International in collaboration the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) will convene an official high-level Side Event  titled “Building the global biodiversity informatics commons for climate change adaptation.”  The event will be held on Tuesday, 8 December 2009 from 20h00 to 21h30 in the Dan Turell Room, Bella Center, Copenhagen.  It will focus on the importance of international sharing and exchange of biodiversity information, in particular for improved decision-making in climate change adaptation efforts and managing the impacts on agriculture and food security. Invitation is open to all registered COP15 delegates. From 7-11 December pay a visit to the GBIF booth in the exhibit area in Hall H at the the Bella Center (near the entrance to the conference venue).