Upcoming and Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Workshop on Non-State Actors Participating in CBD COP15 - August 11 (9pm EST) - Meeting Link→
• Fifth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 3 - 5 December 2022 • Fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 15), 7 - 19 December, 2022 in Montreal, Canada
Host Government Website / Notification, 21 June 2022
• High-level segment of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 15 - 17 December 2022
• Action Zone at COP 15, December 2022, (Tentative)

Previous Events

Action Agenda for Nature and People - Nairobi Information Session - June 25, 2022

Workshop Options to Enhance Planning, Monitoring, Reporting and Review Mechanisms (SBI-3 Agenda Item 9), 17-18 June 2022, Nairobi, Kenya

International Day for Biodiversity, 22 May / 22 reasons to make a commitment on the Action Agenda

Webinar: UN Biodiversity Convention’s Voluntary Commitments and the Barents Region, 8 November 2021

The Finnish Chairmanship of the BEAC Working Group on Environment and the CBD Secretariat organizing the webinar on the role of voluntary commitments to raise attention and mobilize regional and local stakeholder activities in support of the global on biodiversity through the Action Agenda. The webinar showcased commitments and actions that have taken part in the Barents Biodiversity Initiative and also held a technical training for stakeholders on the use of the Action Agenda portal, where voluntary commitments are displayed.

  Webinar: UN Biodiversity Convention’s Voluntary Commitments and the Barents Region, 8 November 2021

Online discussions: Biosafety non-state actors’ engagement in the Action Agenda, 27 Sept. – 24 Oct. 2021

The online discussions promoted and inspired action towards issues related to biosafety and the protection of biodiversity. The outcomes of the discussions contributed to the implementation of the draft Implementation Plan for the Cartagena Protocol for the coming 10 years.

  Online discussions: Biosafety non-state actors’ engagement in the Action Agenda for Nature and People, 27 Sept.2021 – 24 Oct. 2021

Webinar: The race is on: a business voices event ahead of COP 15, 5 October 2021

The webinar was to highlight different companies, representiing a variety of sectors and industries, joint commitment from the Union for Ethical Biotrade to cultivate, collect or procure ingredients sustainably, to address biodiversity loss as their contribution to the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People.

  Webinar: The race is on: a business voices event ahead of COP 15, 5 October 2021 / Press release

Webinar: Biosafety commitments to the Action Agenda, 27 Sept. 2021

The webinar was to: 1) provide an initial discussion on the importance and features of the Action Agenda for Nature and People to mobilize biosafety commitments from non-State actors; and 2) Strengthen familiarity with the importance of and guidance to making a commitment in Action Agenda.

  Webinar: Biosafety commitments to the Action Agenda, 27 Sept. 2021

NGO Action Forum convened ahead of UN Biodiversity Conference mobilises hundreds of commitments on biodiversity, 27 Sept. 2021 - 28 September 2021

NGO Action Forum issued joint call for action and mobilised hundreds of commitments to help advance biodiversity goals and objectives, including post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

  NGO Action Forum convened ahead of UN Biodiversity Conference mobilises hundreds of commitments on biodiversity, 27 Sept. 2021 - 28 September 2021 / Newsletter

Symposium is Building a Community of Life Together for Mankind and Nature: Non-State Actor Actions for Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation, July 2021

The symposium included i) promoting the role of non-state actors and promoting global actions, ii) sharing the experience and iii) understanding the biomes and challenges of protecting the biomes.

  Symposium is Building a Community of Life Together for Mankind and Nature: Non-State Actor Actions for Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation, July 2021

Technical Webinar on Voluntary Commitments, June 2021

The technical webinar introduced the Action Agenda in the context of the post 2020 global biodiversity framework and provided technical guidance on how to make and register a commitment through the Action Agenda. It also shared information on platform interoperability.

  Technical Webinar, June 2021

World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum Vir­tu­al Events, April-May 2021

The World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum Vir­tu­al Events we­re calls to ac­tion, of­fe­ring in­spi­ra­ti­on and po­si­ti­ve ex­amp­les for so­lu­ti­ons to crea­te an im­pact ac­tion agen­da for bio­di­ver­si­ty. Par­ti­ci­pants sha­red ca­se stu­dies and told about suc­cess sto­ries and high­light­ing syn­er­gies.

  World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum Vir­tu­al Events, April-May 2021

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5 side event webinar, February 2021

The event underscored how non-state actor commitments support the urgency of action and ambition of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, while also showcasing concrete examples of biodiversity’s fundamental role in advancing the SDGs.

  United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5 side event webinar, February 2021