The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) officially endorsed the R4BLP at the thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP 13), in which the project was launched. Since then, the Parties and the Secretariat of the CBD have supported the R4BLP by providing technical expertise and sharing up-to-date information with the platform members. Moreover, Regions4 is currently the coordinator appointed by the CBD of the Advisory Committee on Subnational Governments and Biodiversity, an official platform that aims to represent the voice of subnational leaders within the CBD and at other international forums.