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UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15)

11 October 2021 - 24 October 2021
Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

CBD COP 15 will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and pursue a decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, together with decisions on related topics including capacity building and resource mobilization.

11 October - 24 October 2021

Following a review of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, it is anticipated that a final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be taken. As part of the process to develop the post-2020 framework, an open-ended intersessional Working Group, co-chaired by Francis Ogwal (Uganda) and Basile van Havre (Canada), provides the framework for negotiations. 

The Convention’s other intersessional and subsidiary bodies, including the Working Group on Article 8(j), the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) will address aspects of the post-2020 framework of relevance to their mandates.

A series of regional consultations have already taken place, including for Asia and the PacificWestern Europe and Others Group and other members of the EUAfricaCentral and Eastern Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. A thematic consultation with focus on gender elements was held in New York, US, and a consultation workshop among the biodiversity-related conventions took place from 10-12 June 2019 in Bern, Switzerland.

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