The UN Biodiversity Conference will run from 4-17 December in Cancun, Mexico. The conference provides an opportunity for countries to address strategic actions to enhance implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and promote the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity targets. The Conference will focus on mainstreaming biodiversity across relevant sectors, especially agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and tourism, to contribute to the sustainable development goals, climate action, food security and other human development goals. The Equator Initiative is hosting winners from Latin America to participate in the conference to enhance their capacity and share their innovations with the international community. A full day focused on indigenous peoples and local communities in the four thematic areas highlighted above will take place on 8 December at the Rio Pavilion. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook, as we’ll also be at the Summit “Múuch’tambal” on Indigenous Experience: Traditional Knowledge and Biological and Cultural Diversity 10-11 December organized by the Government of Mexico and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat.