Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities

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Celebrating 10 years of Island Leadership

Date: 4 to 17 December 2016
Location: Thirteenth Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties (CBD COP-13), Cancun, Mexico
Strategic Priority: Building resilient and sustainable island communities

MayorPecheWith the leadership of the Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), coordinated a series of events with its members and supporters that implement the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development Goals through:

  • renewed momentum in launching new island commitments and investments

  • Celebrated progress on those that already exist

  • Expanded GLISPA Membership and engagement

Sustainable island commitments, such as the  Micronesia Challenge and Caribbean Challenge Initiative, were celebrated as island-led partnerships that are mainstreaming biodiversity and driving implementation of the programme of work on island biodiversity. CBD COP 13 commemorated three events -  the 10 year anniversaries of the Micronesia Challenge, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and the programme of work on island biodiversity.  This Event Spotlight shares the major outcomes and commitments coordinated and announced through the Global Island Partnership to move forward our 2030 Strategy to build resilient and sustainable island communities.

To learn more about the outcomes of this event see:

Celebrating 10 Years of Island Leadership: a Global Island Partnership High Level Event from IISD Reporting Services / ENV on Vimeo

Event Spotlight: Celebrating 10 years of island leadership




Tags: GLISPA, Island Resilience, 10 years, Island Leadership, Island Action, CBD COP13