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Webinar: Updated Monitoring Framework and associated information documents (SBSTTA item 3)

Date and session: 27 January 2022: 8:00 - 9.30 a.m. (EST)


Webinar materials



Supporting the development of the monitoring framework for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

At the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15), Parties are poised to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework as a foundation for monitoring progress towards the 2030 global biodiversity targets and the 2050 Vision of "Living in Harmony with Nature".

In its decision 14/34 [PDF, 486], the Conference of the Parties  adopted a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. As part of that process, documents relating to the development of the post-2020 framework have been shared with Parties and stakeholders, and will be further negotiated in 2022. Thus far, there have been two drafts for the post-2020 framework (a zero [PDF, 340 Kb] and first draft [PDF, 497 Kb]) which have been accompanied by a draft monitoring framework (CBD/WG2020/3/3/Add.1 [PDF, 428 Kb] and CBD/WG2020/3/INF/2 [PDF, 529 Kb]).

The draft monitoring framework identifies a set of possible indicators that could be used to monitor the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework nationally, as well as track progress globally. This includes a set of proposed headline indicators which have been identified for use in national reporting under the Convention and for high-level global analysis. The monitoring framework builds upon: 

  • the scientific advice included in CBD/SBSTTA/24/3/Add.1 [PDF, 637 Kb];
  • an initial draft of the monitoring framework included in CBD/SBSTTA/24/3/Add.2/Rev.1 [PDF, 898 Kb];
  • the views expressed [367 Kb] during the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, technical and Technological Advice;
  • including the results of an in-session survey [PDF, 3.32 Mb];
  • and the need for simplification expressed during the WG2020-3 Part I.

The draft monitoring framework included in the SBSTTA non-paper on the monitoring framework [PDF, 714 Kb] available on the SBSTTA-24 website outlines the criteria that were used to identify the proposed headline indicators (at Section 2) and sets out some general considerations. This paper also provides information on possible component and thematic indicators as well as more detailed technical information on some of the proposed indicators.

About the event

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), and other partners, held this introductory webinar to enhance the understanding of the monitoring framework of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and associated documents. This included the metadata from indicator producers for each of the proposed headline indicators being compiled in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC as an information document for SBSTTA-24 Part II.

The webinar was held on 27 January 2022 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. (EST). The webinar was open to all registered participants and was conducted in English. A recording of the webinar is provided at the top of this article to accommodate those who were unable to take part. During the open discussion, all efforts were made to ensure that Parties and stakeholders had an equal opportunity to speak.


  1. Introductory remarks from the CBD Secretariat
  2. Opening remarks from the SBSTTA Chair
  3. Presentation of the monitoring framework and associated documents
  4. Open discussion
  5. Closing remarks from the WG2020 Co-Chairs and UNEP-WCMC