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 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: