Preparation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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Special Joint Session of SBSTTA and SBI (18 September)

  • Further to decision 14/34 and other relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties, SBSTTA‑24 and SBI-3 will address a number of issues of relevance to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. In addition, the open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, at its second meeting, made a number of requests to the subsidiary bodies and also invited the Co-chairs of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the Executive Secretary to prepare a number of documents. This session will provide an opportunity for the Co-chairs, as well as the Chairs of SBSTTA and SBI and the Executive Secretary to provide an update.
  • The session will be opened by a representative of the COP Presidency and co-chaired by the Chair of SBSTTA and the Chair of SBI. They will each make opening remarks as will the Executive Secretary.
  • The Co-chairs of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Mr. Francis Ogwal and Mr. Basile van Havre, will provide an update on the process for developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and present the updated zero draft.
  • Parties and observers will be invited to make interventions, starting with regional groups and major groups.
  • The Co-chairs and the Chairs of SBSTTA and SBI will respond as necessary.
  • A representative of the COP-15 Presidency will be invited to make a statement.
  • The Chairs of SBSTTA and SBI will make final remarks and close the meeting.