Since 1993 Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity have created opportunities for increasing understanding amongst stakeholders about issues on the biodiversity agenda. They allow those involved in setting the agenda to learn and to share views and experiences with their peers.
The ninth Trondheim Conference (2-5 July 2019) brought together decision-makers and experts from around the world to learn about and discuss knowledge and know-how for the global post-2020 biodiversity framework. The Conference seeked to support the process established by the Convention on Biological Diversity for preparing this framework, with opportunities for major players to discuss key issues informally outside of the negotiation process.
The Ramsar Convention Secretariat participated in the session 5 “Achieving change - biodiversity as part of the solution” and provided inputs from the Ramsar Convention on the role of wetlands in the achievement of SDGs; in particular SDG6, 14 and 15. The Secretariat also highlighted the importance of the post-2020 biodiversity framework for the mid –term review of the Ramsar Strategic Plan.