Charles Besancon

Preparations for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

   
 

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The Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework is tasked with advancing preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This process is expected to lead to the adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the UN Biodiversity Conference later this year, in Kunming, China. 

 

The meeting will be held from 23 August to 3 September 2021 

 

The Convention on Biological Diversity’s Bureau of the Conference of the Parties in consultation with the Government of Colombia, as host of the WG2020-3, decided to convene the meeting virtually. This is an exceptional measure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Preparations for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

 

Key Dates

23 August – 3 September 2021  

30 August 2021

11-15 Oct 2021

25 Apr - 8 May 2022

 

Process

During the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of "Living in harmony with nature". In its decision 14/34 the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

 

The negotiations to develop the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, prior to the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, are being undertaken by a dedicated open-ended intersessional working group under the leadership of its two co-chairs, Mr. Francis Ogwal (Uganda) and Mr. Basile van Havre (Canada) and overseen by the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties.

 

The process adopted by Parties to develop the post-2020 global biodiversity framework contains a set of principles to guide its implementation, an organization of work and sets out a comprehensive consultation process, including provisions for global, regional and thematic consultation meetings. An information note on ways and means to contribute to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework has been developed  to provide background information and to outline various opportunities for Parties, other Governments, and all relevant organizations and stakeholders to participate.

 

Updates on the implementation of the process for developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be made available here and this page will be regularly updated. In this light please continue to consult this page for up to date information on the post-2020 process.

 

 

First Detailed Draft of the new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Arriving following over two years of development, the draft framework will undergo further refinement during online negotiations in late summer 2021 before being presented for consideration at CBD’s next meeting of its 196 Parties at COP-15, in Kunming, China.

 

Click on a link below to read the first draft of the framework:

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