Participation and registration

Participation in the Trondheim Conference 2016 was possible by invitation only.

Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity

Food Systems for a Sustainable Future

Interlinkages between biodiversity and agriculture

May 31 - June 3 2016

Trondheim, Norway

Download the program of the conference


The Norwegian Minister of Environment Mr. Vidar Helgesen invited all member states of the UN to attend the Conference through a notification from the Executive Secretary of the CBD to the National Focal Points for the CBD. Governments were invited to send two national experts – one from the biodiversity sector and one from the agricultural sector.

Invitations were also sent directly to selected speakers, experts, relevant UN agencies and international and non-governmental organizations.

Travel support

The Norwegian government provided travel support for one participant from each sector from countries eligible for such support according to criteria under the CBD, i.e. countries listed on OECD’s DAC List of ODA Recipients.

The travel support covered participation costs related to travel (economy class), accommodation and subsistence.


Invited participants have been kindly requested to complete the following steps in order to complete their registration for the conference.

1. Online registration

2. Submission of confirmation of nomination (only for national experts)

3. Receive confirmation of participation

4. Proceed with visa application

Support for expenses incurred during visa application is not part of the travel support scheme, but may be given in some cases. Please contact the Secretariat for more information.

Contact us

For more information, contact the Trondheim Conference Secretariat at the Norwegian Environment Agency


Telephone: +47 73580500