International Day for Biological Diversity 2015

International Day for Biological Diversity 2015: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development


This year’s theme - Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development.


The selection of the theme also underlines the adoption of the Gangwon Declaration, by ministers and participants to the High-level Segment of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Gangwon Declaration called for the further integration and mainstreaming of biodiversity in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.