Tree Diversity Day at COP11

Tree Diversity Day at CBD COP11 is organized by the CGIAR’s Research Programme (CRP6) on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry and will involve Bioversity International, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).

The day will bring together scientists, policy makers and a range of other stakeholders to explore how to safeguard and promote use of tree diversity in managed landscapes in developing countries, spanning the forest to the farm. The event will begin with a presentation on tree biodiversity at the nexus of the three UN conventions and continue with a panel discussion on tree diversity within the three UN conventions, providing an opportunity to share knowledge on initiatives for addressing tree diversity CBD instruments and mechanisms.

The objectives of Tree Diversity Day:

  1. Highlight the role and relevance of tree diversity in landscapes across the three conventions.
  2. Emphasize the function of tree diversity in relation to landscape diversification and restoration, biodiversity for development and human benefits, climate change mitigation and adaptation and conservation and sustainable use of genetic diversity.
  3. Garner interest and support from partners and wider policy makers for promoting use of tree diversity and the application of trees in landscapes for biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Contribute to the discussion and agenda of CBD COP 11 (land degradation etc.) and address global challenges.