Fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Framework
COMING UP: The United Nations Biodiversity meetings in Nairobi!
WHAT: Fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Framework
WHEN: 21-26 June
The Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework is tasked with advancing preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This process is expected to lead to the adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework during the second phase of the UN Biodiversity Conference to be held later this year in Kunming, China.
The first part of the third meeting of the Working Group meeting was held online from 23 August to 3 September 2021. The report of the meeting is now available (CBD/WG2020/3/5). The resumed session of the third meeting, together with the resumed sessions of the Twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) and Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3), was held in a physical setting, with limited online participation from from 14 to 29 March 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. The outcomes and meeting reports of the third meeting of the Working Group can be accessed from the meeting's webpage.
The fourth meeting of the Working Group (WG2020-4) will be held from 21 to 26 June 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya. Information on registration will be made available on the meeting's webpage in due course.
The co-chairs of WG2020, with the help of the CBD Secretariat, released the first draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework on 12 July 2021 building on the zero draft discussed during the second meeting of WG2020 in Rome, Italy in February 2020 and its updated draft that was released in July 2020 which included the outcomes of WG2020-2. Negotiations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, informed by the First Draft, started during the third meeting and will resume at the fourth meeting in June 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya
The post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be presented for consideration at the resumed session of COP-15, in Kunming, China later this year.
The upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference in Kumming, China, is made up of:
- COP-15: 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity;
- COPMOP-10: 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafet; and
- NP-MOP-04: 4th meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing.
Learn more: https://www.cbd.int/conferences/post2020