Processes and Meetings

The processes and meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity and of its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization provide critical guidance to Parties, IPLCs and other stakeholders on actions to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, while equitably sharing the benefits from the use of genetic resources.

Implementation of the Convention and its Protocols is guided by the advice, recommendations and decisions provided by the Conference of the Parties, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocols, the various subsidiary bodies, open-ended working groups, expert groups and informal advisory committees.

Other processes include national reporting, assessment and review, and the development and implementation of thematic and cross-cutting programmes of work, initiatives and a variety of principles, guidelines, action plans and frameworks.

The current overarching framework for action is the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Governments are in the process of developing a post-2020 global biodiversity framework that will guide actions in the decades to come.

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Upcoming Meetings

Dates and VenueMeeting

January 2022

25 January 2022
Online
Confirmed
Scientific webinar: Expert input from the scientific community on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (linked to WG2020-3 and SBSTTA-24 agenda item 3)
27 January 2022
Online
Confirmed
Webinar on the updated monitoring framework and associated information documents (SBSTTA-24 agenda item 3)

February 2022

1 February 2022
Online
Confirmed
Webinar: Introduction to the reflections document of the Co-Chairs of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3 agenda item 4)
3 February 2022
Online
Confirmed
Webinar: Introduction to the documents on digital sequence information on genetic resources (WG2020-3 agenda item 5)

March 2022

13 - 29 March 2022
Geneva, Switzerland
Confirmed
Twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
13 - 29 March 2022
Geneva, Switzerland
Confirmed
Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation
13 - 29 March 2022
Geneva, Switzerland
Confirmed
Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

May 2022

22 May 2022
Multiple - online, Montreal, Canada
International Day for Biological Diversity