Capital to host International Biodiversity Congress

  • | Tuesday | 14th January, 2020

By Express News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: International Biodiversity Congress (IBC), the biannual get-together of researchers, academicians and civil society to discuss the strategies to conserve and ensure sustainable use of biodiversity resources, will be held on the Kariyavattom campus of the University of Kerala from November 25 to 27. The topic was chosen since the UN General Assembly had declared 2011-2020 as ‘United Nations Decade on Biodiversity’. Representatives of UN bodies, including the Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD), The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), are expected for the upcoming edition of the biodiversity congress. The congress will provide an interdisciplinary platform on matters related to the status, conservation and sustainable utilisation of biodiversity. The congress will have a special symposium on ‘biodiversity, development and eco-restoration’, in the context of increasing biodiversity loss.

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