Communication, Education & Public Awareness

CEPA Fair 2016

The CEPA Fair on experiences and best practices in Communication, Education and Public Awareness (Notification: CEPA Fair 2016) took place during the UN Biodiversity Conference, 4-17 December 2016, in Cancun, Mexico.

The CEPA Fair provides an opportunity for Parties and Organizations to highlight their work and contribution to the implementation of the three objectives of the Convention.

The 2016 CEPA Fair measure the progress of implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the celebration of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. The focus was on Aichi Biodiversity Targets 1 and 2:

1. By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.

2. By 2020, at the latest, biodiversity values have been integrated into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and planning processes and are being incorporated into national accounting, as appropriate, and reporting systems.


Below, you will find more details about the presentations. Videos are available on demand, please contact us.

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Monday, 5 December 2016


Session 1 - 10:00-11:15
Mechanisms/Initiatives, including National Committees, for mainstreaming Biodiversity and for promoting synergies and collaboration among stakeholders to implement the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Session 2 - 13:00-16:30
Multi-sector good practices and sharing of lessons learned for further promotion of mainstreaming biodiversity. The session focuses on: 1) challenges and barriers for desirable change; 2) setting political will for change, 3) concrete actions, 4) scale up outcome/impact of the actions.

Session 3 - 17:00-18:00
Inspiring the future by Leaders’ Commitments for the UNDB with COP13 High-Level speakers.

Thursday, 8 December 2016
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Belgium - Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

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