Key Dates

11-15 Oct 2021

25 Apr - 8 May 2022


The UN Biodiversity Conference (Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15), Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CP-MOP 10), and 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)) in Kunming, China is being held in two phases. Phase one takes place virtually, from 11 to 15 October and will include a High-Level Segment from 12 to 13 October. Phase two will be an in-person meeting in Kunming, from 25 April to 8 May 2022.

The conference will see the adoption of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which will provide a strategic vision and a global roadmap for the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems for the next decade.

The lead up to the Conference and related meetings in Kunming provides the global community with further opportunities to galvanize efforts at all levels to build a better future in harmony with nature, and to continue efforts to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The CBD Secretariat will continue to monitor further developments regarding the ongoing uncertainties caused by the pandemic and announce any further changes that may become necessary.

The main objective of the Conference is to adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Draft One of the framework, released in July 2021, builds on lessons learned from the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It recognizes that urgent policy action globally, regionally, and nationally is required to transform economic, social, and financial models so the trends that have exacerbated biodiversity loss will stabilize by 2030 and allow for the recovery of natural ecosystems, with net improvements by 2050.


On these pages you can find out more about COP-15, upcoming events and how you can get involved. You can also follow the latest details about COP-15 using the hashtag #COP15 on social media.


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