Charles Besancon

Preparations for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework
 

Fourth 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 to be held later this year in Kunming, China. 


The first part of the third meeting 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 third meeting, together with the resumed sessions of the 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),  was held  in  a physical setting, with limited online participation from  from 14 to 29 March 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. The outcomes and meeting reports of the third meeting of the Working Group can be accessed from the meeting's webpage.

 

The fourth meeting of the Working Group (WG2020-4) will be held from 21 to 26 June 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya. Information on registration will be  made available on the meeting's webpage in due course.  
 

Preparations for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

Key Dates


11-15 Oct 2021

14-29 March 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 [Official website]

21-26 June 2022

  • Fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-4), Nairobi, Kenya

Latter half of 2022 (dates to be determined)

  • UN Biodiversity Conference Part 2, meetings resume in-person to conclude negotiations, decide on new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and will also include a high-level segment, Kunming, China

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. Negotiations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, informed by the First Draft, started during the third meeting  and will resume at the fourth meeting  in June 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya


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


First draft of the framework is available in the following languages: [Arabic] [Chinese] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish] 

The outcomes and meeting reports of the third meeting of the Working Group can be accessed from the meeting's webpage.