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Special Virtual Sessions, in Preparation for SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3

Official sessions

To ensure connectivity and interface training, access to each meeting will open 1 hour before at 06:00 (Montreal time).

All session are from 07:00 - 09:00 (Montreal Time)Status
15 SeptemberLaunch of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook

Webcast

Press Conference

16-17 SeptemberSBI-3 Review Mechanisms & Resource Mobilization - Testing of a Party-Led Review Process, through an Open-Ended Forum

Webcast Sept 16

Webcast Sept 17

18 SeptemberPreparation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity FrameworkWebcast

Press Conference - Launch of GBO-5

Press Conference is from 09:15 - 10:15 (Montreal Time)Status
15 SeptemberPress Conference - Launch of the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5Webcast

Launch of LBO-2

To ensure connectivity and interface training, access to meeting will open 30 minutes before at 10:30 (Montreal time).

Session is from 11:00 - 12:30 (Montreal Time)Status
16 SeptemberLaunch of the second edition of the Local Biodiversity OutlooksWebcast

Special Virtual Sessions, in Preparation for SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3

During the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24) and the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-3) government representatives, competent in the relevant field of expertise, will meet to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) and, as appropriate, its other subsidiary bodies, with timely advice relating to the implementation of the Convention.  In advance of these meetings, a series of special virtual sessions of SBSTTA and SBI are being scheduled for 15-18 September 2020. 

Given the COVID-19 pandemic related delays in the scheduling of SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3—physical meetings will be held in the first quarter of 2021, conditions allowing—this series of special virtual sessions will facilitate preparations for the meetings of the subsidiary bodies. The further aim of these sessions is to help maintain momentum ahead of the UN Biodiversity Summit and towards COP 15.

The special sessions provide opportunities for the presentation of information and for statements by Parties and observers. No decisions or formal recommendations will be made at the special sessions. Interpretation will be provided in all UN languages.

The programme of the special virtual sessions will include:

In addition to this programme, the launch of the second edition of the Local Biodiversity Outlooks will take place on the margins of the Special Virtual Sessions, on 16 September 2020.

As per the practice for meetings of the subsidiary bodies, the designation of representatives to participate in the above sessions should be addressed to the CBD Executive Secretary through an official letter of nomination. The letter should clearly indicate which session or sessions they wish to take part. Please send the nomination letter by e-mail to secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514-288-6588, as soon as possible but no later than 11 September 2020.  

As new information becomes available, including meeting platform and connection details for each session, and other background documentation, this webpage will be updated.

More information: 

Notification 2020-058 - Special Virtual Sessions for SBSTTA 24 and SBI 3, 15-18 September 2020