Second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
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In 2020 the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of "Living in harmony with nature". The second of three preparatory meetings of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-2) will convene in Rome, Italy from 24-29 February 2020, to advance preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The negotiating process will culminate in the adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the CBD, at the UN Biodiversity Conference in 2020 in Kunming, China.
The negotiations to develop the post-2020 framework will be 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 COP Bureau. The process adopted by Parties to develop the post-2020 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.