This Executive Briefing on the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, taking place in Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 19 December 2022, was held within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network and provided various perspectives on the preparations and what is expected to be achieved.
About this Session
This briefing focused on the preparations for the second part of the UN Biodiversity Conference (Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 10), and the Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (NP-MOP 4)), taking place in Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 19 December 2022.
The Conference is expected to adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The framework provides a strategic vision and a global roadmap for the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems for the next decade.
As humanity is facing the intertwined triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, pollution, collaborative action is needed from all sides of society to restore harmony with nature and foster a transition to sustainable socio-economic systems. The adoption of the global biodiversity framework is an important step to commit to action that protects nature. Biodiversity and nature conservation is mainstreamed in the multilateral activities of international Geneva, home to some of the key institutions that actively contribute in setting the global agenda to tackle the biodiversity crisis.
This event, to be held a few days ahead of the Conference, and as follow-up to the meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Wetlands, the Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, provided updates on the preparations of this important event and the perspectives from the Geneva Biodiversity Cluster.
By order of intervention.
Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
Basile VAN HAVRE
Co-Chair, CBD Open-Ended Working Group for a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework | Environment and Climate Change, Canada
Co-Chair, CBD Open-Ended Working Group for a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework | Natural Resources Manager, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda
Deputy Secretary General, Convention on Wetlands
Chief, Science Unit, CITES
Sonia PEÑA MORENO
Director, International Policy Centre, IUCN
Director General, WWF International
Executive Director, Business for Nature
Senior Policy Advisor, International Affairs Division, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland
Director a.i., Europe Office, UNEP | Moderator
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Moderating today’s session, Sylvie Motard @UNEP_Europe, stresses the need for collaborative action to restore harmony with nature and to transform towards a sustainable socio-economic system.
— GENeva Environment Network (@GENetwork) November 30, 2022
- UN Biodiversity Conference
- Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework | Convention on Biological Diversity
- Partnerships with Other Conventions | Ramsar Convention and the CBD
- Cooperation and Partnerships | CITES and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
- IUCN and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity
- IUCN at CBD COP15
- Issues Brief on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework | IUCN | July 2022
- Bridging the Gap: Translating Political Statements into an Ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework | WWF | 2022
- 2030: Securing a Global Plan to Save our Life Support Systems | WWF | 2022
- Business for Nature and CBD COP15
- On the Road to the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15): Why the engagement of the agrifood sectors will be critical to the success of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework | 22 November 2022 | FAO in Geneva
- State of Finance for Nature 2022 Launch on 1 December 2022