9 May 2020, Bonn, Germany
4 - 8 May 2020, New York, United States of America
26 April 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
7 April 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
Two meetings of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s permanent subsidiary bodies, previously scheduled for May 2020, have tentatively been rescheduled for August and September 2020, respectively.
This year’s meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is being curtailed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Ironically, the pandemic most likely first emerged from wildlife being traded in a live animal market in Wuhan, China, writes Janice Weatherley Singh.
21 March 2020, New York, United States of America
17 March 2020 – Due to the evolving nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has moved to hold many meetings virtually and has postponed others.
17 - 20 March 2020, Online
Reference: SCBD/OES/EM/DC/88792 (2020-029)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations
Governments and others deliberated on the structure of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and planned for further developing the draft text at their second of three negotiating meetings.
Wealthy nations could be asked to make significant financial contributions to biodiverse countries such as Brazil under proposals put forward during talks on a global agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity decline.
If we want real biodiversity targets then we need to address problems with the existing negotiation draft, says Peng Kui.Coronavirus has forced many to look again at how humanity relates to animals and nature. In Kunming this October, a meeting of importance to all life on the planet will take p ...
Lack of resources to prevent global biodiversity loss and funds for megadiverse countries emerged as some of the major challenges during the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) meeting in Rome. More than 600 delegates from 126 countries negotiated a "zero-draft" to prepare a framework to protect ...
The ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) took part in the second round of negotiations over the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which pushed through despite reports of an outbreak of COVID-19 in northern Italy.
Science and scientists are converging around the knowledge that our planet, with us in the driver’s seat, is moving into the Anthropocene. This is a new geological epoch in which humanity’s actions are changing the face of the earth and how planetary systems – such as global nitrogen and phospho ...
The world out there is watching and waiting for results,” Elizabeth Maruma Mrema warns while talking to IPS regarding the preservation of biodiversity of our planet.
A draft global plan to halt the collapse of nature will not protect vulnerable communities or stop the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, claims Friends of the Earth International. The call comes as governments meet in Rome for the first time today to work on a “Paris-style” United Nations agreement ...
Government ministers from across the globe will this week discuss a draft plan aimed at halting the collapse of nature by 2030, a deal likened as the Paris Agreement for biodiversity.
There are just eight months left to make progress on a framework to protect biodiversity for the next ten years. It is of global importance that the October meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the Chinese city of Kunming helps the world to stop biodiversity loss.
Nature experts and government delegates gather this week in Rome to thrash out an international deal for endangered species, trying to avoid a mass extinction event caused by human activity. Having been hastily relocated from Kunming in China following the coronavirus outbreak, negotiators from ...
Rome – Everything we eat is produced in ways that imply some transformation of the environment, which means we must have careful discussions of the type and scale of transformations we are prepared to accept, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today in opening remarks to negotiators at a high-l ...
The year 2020 has been designated a “super year for nature”, when the global community will rededicate itself to halting biodiversity loss with a 10-year action agenda, scheduled for agreement at the conference of the parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Kunming in China in October.
The “fates of humans and insects are intertwined”, scientists have said, with the huge declines reported in some places only the “tip of the iceberg”. The warning has been issued by 25 experts from around the world, who acknowledge that little is known about most of the estimated 5.5 million ins ...
Most measures of biodiversity suggest that things are going badly wrong. Some one million plant and animal species face extinction, according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). And French President Emmanuel Macron last week called the ...
There are just eight months left to make progress on a framework to protect biodiversity for the next ten years. It is of global importance that the October meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the Chinese city of Kunming helps the world to stop biodiversity loss.
Humanity’s ongoing destruction of nature threatens the survival of our species, a group of former foreign ministers has warned, calling on leaders to step back from “the precipice” of irreversible ecological ruin and protect the planet.
Next week, representatives of more than 190 nations are gathering in Rome to discuss how to halt the biodiversity crisis during this decade and beyond.
Dans le cadre de la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique (CDB), les experts et les délégations officielles des 196 pays membres se réuniront du 24 au 29 février 2020 au siège de la FAO à Rome (Italie). Il s'agit d'une série de trois réunions préparatoires : la première a eu lieu en août 2019 à ...
Reference: SCBD/OES/DAIN/FV/UN/SN/FD/88542 (2019-118)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities, and relevant organizations
11 December 2019, New York, United States of America
The Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration for the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has begun today, a meeting that promotes dialogue based on scientific input and the experience of representatives from over 60 countries to develop suggestions on potential objectives, targets and ...
In the second day of the Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration for the post 2020 Global Biodiversity framework, Basile van Havre, co-chair of the 2020 work group opened the Session 5: Achieving the 2050 Vision, and relevant 2030 milestones
The third and last day of the Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration for the post 2020 Global Biodiversity framework started with the report back from previous day work groups, presented by one country representative for each of the four stations:
31 October 2019, New York, United States of America
16 October 2019, Rome, Italy
9 October 2019, New York, United States of America
7 October 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
7 - 18 October 2019, New Delhi, India
27 September 2019, Madrid, Spain
26 September 2019, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The evidence is unequivocal: biodiversity, important in its own right and essential for current and future generations, is being destroyed by human activities at a rate unprecedented in human history.
12 September 2019, New York, United States of America
5 September 2019, Beijing, China – "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth" is set to frame next year’s UN Biodiversity Conference, to be held in October in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.