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IIS participates in the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting, held in Linhares/ES

The International Institute for Sustainability participated in the event organized by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to discuss the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, which aims to protect biodiversity. The CBD is a United Nations initiative and one of the main international forums related to the environment.

The meeting also included a workshop sponsored by Vale at the company’s natural reserve in Linhares (Espírito Santo state). This is one of the largest Atlantic Forest spaces preserved in the country, and gathers elements such as nurseries and knowledge production on seedlings of native species, experiments with forest restoration and scientific collections.

Besides the visit to the Vale natural reserve, Bernardo Strassburg and Agnieszka Latawiec presented IIS’s activities and the initiatives related to Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The Aichi Biodiversity Targets consists on a set of objectives embodied in 20 propositions aimed to reduce the loss of biodiversity worldwide, with compliance deadline until 2020. The guidelines were adopted at COP 10 (Conference of the Parties), held in 2010 in Nagoya (Japan).
For more information about Aichi targets, visit CBD official website.

Vale Natural Reserve / Photo: Agnieszka Latawiec