13th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the United Nation Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals’ (CMS) was held in Gandhinagar, India.
CMS COP13 was the first of a series of international nature-related meetings in 2020, which will culminate with the UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China, in October, which is expected to adopt a new global biodiversity framework – the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
Information on COP 13
• Theme- “Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home”.
• Logo- Kollam- a traditional art form from Southern India, which has been used to depict key migratory species in India.
• Mascot- Gibi i.e. The Great Indian Bustard.
• This was the first CMS COP to be inaugurated by a host-country Head of Government.