At its 26th meeting, the Standing Committee to the Convention set up a Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change to exchange information and review the effects of climate change on the biodiversity covered by the Convention, and to provide guidance to Parties in developing adaptation and management policies.

The aim of the Group is to present to the Standing Committee specific proposals, guidance and/or Recommendations to help Parties address the challenges of climate change in relation to biodiversity, as well as the opportunities that biodiversity and protected areas may offer in climate adaptation/mitigation.

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