Further to notification 2021-085 on the resumed sessions of the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24), the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-3) and the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3), scheduled to take place on 13-29 March 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, the Secretariat, in collaboration with the SBSTTA Chair, the SBI Chair and the WG2020 Co-Chairs, as well as partner organizations, is hosting a series of webinars leading up to the resumed sessions, to update Parties and stakeholders on new documents, the organization of work and other aspects of the meetings, as needed (see notification 2022-001).
A preliminary list of webinars and tentative dates is available below and will be updated over time. The webinars are conducted in English only.
Webinars in January and February 2022
|Date||Co-hosts of the webinar (The CBD Secretariat is a co-host for all webinars)||Webinar topic|
|Thursday 13 January||SBI Chair||Planning, monitoring, review and reporting mechanisms (SBI item 9) and initiation of advance comments by Parties and observers|
|Tuesday 18 January||SBI Chair||Gender (SBI item 5)|
|Wednesday 19 January||SBSTTA Chair||Monitoring marine and coastal biodiversity in the draft post-2020 global biodiversity framework (SBSTTA item 3)|
|Tuesday 25 January||GEO-BON & BioDiscovery||Scientific Webinar – Update from the Scientific Community on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (linked to WG2020 and SBSTTA item 3)|
|Thursday 27 January||SBSTTA Chair||Updated Monitoring Framework and associated information documents (SBSTTA item 3)|
|Tuesday 1 February||WG2020 Co-Chairs||Introduction to the Co-Chairs’ reflections document (WG2020 item 4)|
|Thursday 3 February||WG2020 Co-Chairs||Introduction to the documents on digital sequence information on genetic resources (WG2020 item 5)|
|TBC||SBI Chair||Financial Mechanism (SBI item 6)|
|TBC||WG2020, SBI & SBSTTA Co-Chairs||Overview of preparations for the resumed meetings|