Charles Besancon

Preparations for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

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

 

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 during the second phase of the UN Biodiversity Conference in May 2022, in Kunming, China. 

 

The first part of the Working Group meeting was held online from 23 August to 3 September 2021. The report of the meeting is now available (CBD/WG2020/3/5).

 

The resumed session of the meeting, together with the resumed sessions of Twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) and Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3),  is planned to be held in a physical setting from 12 to 28 January 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. 

 

Information on registration has been made available on the CBD website. Please visit the website and register as soon as possible. 

 

Preparations for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

 

Key Dates

 

11-15 Oct 2021

12-28 January 2022

  • Resumed sessions of the Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3), Twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) and Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3), Geneva, Switzerland

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.

 

Regular updates on the implementation of the process for developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be made available on this webpage. Please continue to consult this page for latest information on the post-2020 process, including meeting documents, information on consultations, peer reviews and submissions, updates from the Working Group Co-Chairs, publications, media information and further resources.

 

 

Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

 

The co-chairs of WG2020, with the help of the CBD Secretariat, released the first draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework on 12 July 2021 building on the zero draft discussed during the second meeting of WG2020 in Rome, Italy in February 2020 and its updated draft that was released in July 2020 which included the outcomes of WG2020-2. The first draft framework was discussed by the Parties and Stakeholders during the first part of the third meeting of the WG2020 held online in August-September 2021 and will be negotiated at the resumed session of WG2020-3 in January 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
 

The post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be presented for consideration at the resumed session of COP-15, in Kunming, China in mid-2022.
 

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

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