The UN Biodiversity Conference, initially scheduled to take place in 2020, is now scheduled to take in two segments. The first part of the meetings will take place virtually from 11 to 15 October 2021, with the second part reconvening in face-to-face meetings in Kunming, China from 25 April to 8 May 2022. This executive briefing will provide the latest information on the preparations for the Conference, the status of negotiations and discussions on the Post-2020 Biodiversity framework.
About the UN Biodiversity Conference
The UN Biodiversity Conference comprises the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the tenth Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Cartagena Protocol COP/MOP 10), and the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (Nagoya Protocol COP/MOP 4). Originally scheduled for October 2020, the Conference has been rescheduled in two segments. The first part of the meetings will take place virtually from 11 to 15 October 2021, with the second part reconvening in face-to-face meetings in Kunming, China from 25 April to 8 May 2022.
Ongoing discussions about the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, to be agreed in Kunming, are taking place between CBD Parties and a range of stakeholders. This document is as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of « Living in harmony with nature ». In its decision 14/34 the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The First Draft of The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework was presented on 12 July 2021.
Europe Director, UNEP
Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
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- UN Biodiversity Conference
- First Draft of The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework