Calendar of the EMG Consultative Process

The calendar below contains all events and deadlines of the EMG Consultative Process on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

13th- Deadline for additional inputs to the ‘Zero Draft: preliminary overview’ document.

  • Upon approval of the Consultative Process this document will be submitted to the 2nd Meeting of the OEWG in February. 

TBC- 2nd Meeting of the Consultative Process (TBC)

  • Consideration will be made of additional inputs on the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and of their efforts to promote and raise awareness of the post 2020 Framework. Response to possible expectations from the OEWG. Preparation for Human Rights Council in June, IUCN World Conservation Congress in June and the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in July. Call for inputs in the frame of the table of contents of the SWFS report on biodiversity.

  • This meeting will be held in the margins of OEWG 2 (24-29).

5th- (Tentative) Deadline for inputs to the SWFS report on biodiversity

  • Members of the Consultative Process are requested to submit their inputs to the SWFS report on biodiversity to the EMG Secretariat. 

20th- (Tentative) Deadline for the EMG Secretariat to produce a Zero Draft Outline for the SWFS Biodiversity Report 

  • This Zero Draft Outline will be based on the inputs submitted.

31st (TBC)- First drafting workshop for the SWFS Biodiversity Report (Geneva or Bern)

  • This drafting workshop will be based on discussions held during the 2nd Consultative Process meeting and the Zero Draft Outline prepared by the EMG Secretariat. 

30th- (Tentative) Deadline for the EMG Secretariat to produce a first draft of the SWFS report on biodiversity

  • This first draft will be based on discussions held during the 2nd Consultative Process meeting and the first drafting workshop. The draft will be produced well in advance of the 3rd meeting of the Consultative Process.

TBC- 3rd meeting of the Consultative Process (Montreal, Canada)

  • This meeting will consider final inputs for preparation of the global biodiversity framework to the 3rd OEWG. Preparations for a contribution to the one-day Biodiversity Summit in the margins of the UNGA in September will also begin. The draft SWFS report on biodiversity will be reviewed, including thorough discussion on implementation/commitments.

  • This meeting will likely be held in between CBD SBSTTA 24 (18-24) and CBD SBI 3 (25-29).

TBC- Presentation of contributions (Marseille, France)

  • The Consultative Process will publicly present its contributions to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, 11-19 June in Marseille, France.

TBC- Second drafting workshop of the SWFS report on biodiversity (Marseille, France)

  • This workshop will review the first draft produced by the EMG Secretariat. It will likely be held in the margins of the IUCN World Conservation Congress

24th (TBC)- 4th meeting of the Consultative Process (TBC)

  • This meeting will present the agreed UN system contribution on the structure and content of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework as well as a follow up arrangement of the Framework by the UN system as well as reaching agreement on the agenda of a meeting of chief executives in the margins of the CBD COP15. It will also produce contributions to the one-day Biodiversity Summit in the margins of the UNGA 75.

  • This meeting will be held prior to OEWG 3 (27-31).

25th (TBC)- 26th EMG Senior officials Meeting (New York, USA)

  • This meeting will likely result in approval of an EMG contribution to CBD COP15, focused on implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. EMG members could present possible voluntary commitments or possibilities for collaboration on implementation.

26th (TBC)- One-day Biodiversity Summit (most likely in the margins of UNGA75, New York, USA)

  • An event for raising awareness about the links between biodiversity and all policy and societal sectors.

8th (TBC)- Meeting of chief executives in the margins of CBD COP 15

  • This meeting will present the UN system contribution, political commitment and a follow up approach to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. There is a mandated Consultative Process input for this meeting on the implementation process.

10th (TBC)- 5th meeting of the Consultative Process

  • This meeting will follow up on the implementation of the new post-202 global biodiversity framework, including sharing of roles as custodians of the agreed indicators and a monitoring and review approach on the implementation of the indicators. UN entities should come with suggestions for their own custodianship and how they can contribute to implementation.

Calendar of relevant UN entity events

Below are events of UN entities with relevance to the EMG Consultative Process on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. They have been categorised based on the policy sector that their focus reflects. 

UN entities are invited to contact unemg@un.org to include any additional events.

17-20- FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (Thimpu, Bhutan)

  • A forum to potentially raise the issue of biodiversity and integration of it into productive areas and the integration of food production, consumption and disposal to Ministries of Agriculture. Capacity-building and financial needs for post-2020 global biodiversity framework implementation could be discussed, as could potential sectoral voluntary commitments, and so inputs could potentially be made in line with these topics.
  • More information and meeting documents can be found here

1-5- FAO Regional Conference for the Near East (Muscat, Oman)

  • A forum to potentially raise the issue of biodiversity and integration of it into productive areas and the integration of food production, consumption and disposal to Ministries of Agriculture. Capacity-building and financial needs for post-2020 global biodiversity framework implementation could be discussed, as could potential sectoral voluntary commitments, and so inputs could potentially be made in line with these topics.
  • Further information, when available, will be published here.

10-12- FAO Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (Rome, Italy)

  • Soil biodiversity is relevant to food security and nutrition and should be a focus in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. UN entities could participate to learn how their mandates, projects, etc. could contribute to soil biodiversity.
  • Further information can be found here.

23-27- FAO Regional Conference for Africa (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)

  • A forum to potentially raise the issue of biodiversity and integration of it into productive areas and the integration of food production, consumption and disposal to Ministries of Agriculture. Capacity-building and financial needs for post-2020 global biodiversity framework implementation could be discussed, as could potential sectoral voluntary commitments, and so inputs could potentially be made in line with these topics.
  • When available, further information will be posted here.

20-22- IFAD 129th Executive Board session (TBC)

  • Potentially a forum to discuss the possibility of IFAD aiding with resource mobilization for the post-2020 framework. Also a forum to discuss mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture and development sectors.
  • Meeting documents will be made available here

20-22- FAO Open-ended Second meeting of the Group of National Focal Points for Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (TBC)

  • A forum to discuss biodiversity mainstreaming in agriculture, as well as environment- and biodiversity-based solutions.

27-29- FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (Managua, Nicaragua)

  • A forum to potentially raise the issue of biodiversity and integration of it into productive areas and the integration of food production, consumption and disposal to Ministries of Agriculture. Capacity-building and financial needs for post-2020 global biodiversity framework implementation could be discussed, as could potential sectoral voluntary commitments, and so inputs could potentially be made in line with these topics.
  • When available, further information will be posted here.

12-14- FAO Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources (TBC)

  • A forum to discuss the importance of genetic diversity of wild species, and how this can be considered in resource management and decision-making.
  • More information can be found here.

18-22- FAO 179th Finance Committee Meeting

  • A forum to potentially introduce discussion of resource mobilisation for implementation of post-2020 global biodiversity framework aspects related to soil diversity and biodiversity for food security.
  • Further information can be found here.

26-28- FAO Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform contribution to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (Rome, Italy)

  • Entities could provide inputs about possible collaboration with FAO or FAO objectives.
  • More information on the Platform can be found here.

3-5- FAO Global Soil partnership Plenary Assembly (Rome, Italy)

  • A forum to discuss collaboration for soil diversity. Entities could come with examples of projects that could also be used to reinforce soil biodiversity.
  • Information on the Partnership can be found here. More information on the Plenary Assembly can be found here.

8-12- FAO 164th Council Session (Rome, Italy)

  • A forum to discuss mainstreaming biodiversity into agriculture. Could discuss possible sectoral or entity voluntary commitments. Could also discuss FAO ownership or custodianship of aspects of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Entities could provide input on possible collaborations.
  • More information can be found here.

16-19- FAO Tenth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (TBC)

  • A forum to discuss genetic diversity and to mainstream consideration of this in agriculture.
  • More information will be made available here.

22-26- FAO Committee on Forestry (Rome, Italy)

  • A forum to discuss sustainable forestry management and use, potentially in relation to sustainable livelihoods, ecosystem services, and climate change resilience.

1-3- FAO Eleventh Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture(TBC)

  • A forum to discuss genetic diversity and to mainstream consideration of this in agriculture.
  • More information will be made available here.

13-17- FAO Committee on Fisheries (Rome, Italy)

  • A platform to discuss sustainable management and use of fisheries, including moving away from destructive methods and gear.
  • More information, and meeting documents when made available, can be found here.

1-3- FAO Third Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (TBC)

  • A forum to discuss genetic diversity and to mainstream consideration of this in agriculture and aquaculture.
  • More information can be found here.

8-10- IFAD 130th Executive Board session (TBC)

  • Potentially a forum to discuss the possibility of IFAD aiding with resource mobilization for the post-2020 framework. Also a forum to discuss mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture and development sectors.
  • Meeting documents will be made available here

28- Oct 2nd- FAO Committee on Agriculture (Rome, Italy)

  • A platform to discuss incorporating biodiversity concerns into agriculture, and perhaps for identifying voluntary sectoral and entity commitments to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

12-16- FAO Committee on World Food Security

  • A platform for discussing the links between biodiversity and food security, with the aim to mainstream biodiversity in agriculture and encourage engagement with implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

17-21- IMO, 7th Session of the Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (London, UK)

  • The review of the 2011 Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species will begin at this meeting. There will also be, as in all sessions, consideration of various matters related to the management of ballast water, which is the other major ship-related vector for the transfer of IAS.
  • More information will be available here

24-27- UNECA, 6th Session of the Africa Forum on Sustainable Development (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)

  • A platform to discuss the need to address biodiversity as underlying the SDGs. Biodiversity-conscious environmental solutions could be raised, as could the link between sustainable use and sustainable livelihoods.

  • More information is available here.

9-13- 43rd session of the London Convention Scientific Group and 14th session of the London Protocol Scientific Group (London, UK)

  • The joint sessions of the LC/LP Scientific Groups have several standing items on the agenda that are relevant from a biodiversity perspective, including “Coastal management issues associated with activities to prevent marine pollution” and “Habitat modification and enhancement”.

19-20- Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • A platform for discussing the need to address biodiversity as underlying the SDGs. Biodiversity-conscious environmental solutions could be raised, as could the link between sustainable use and sustainable livelihoods.

  • More information will be made available here.

30- Apr 3rd- IMO, 75th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (London, UK)

  • The Committee always considers various matters related to the management of ballast water, which is one of the two major ship-related vectors for the transfer of IAS.
  • More information will be available here.

20-24- UNECE Resource Management Week (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • This week looks at the role of resource management in achieving the SDGs and could be leveraged to raise awareness and buy-in for the post-2020 framework. Sustainable use and management should also be discussed in the 11th Session of the Expert Group on Resource Management, which takes place during this week.

  • More information is available here, and the online registration form can be accessed here

3-5- UNU, Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society (Dresden, Germany)

  • A platform to discuss closing resource loops in relation to their impact on biodiversity. The need for sustainable use and conservation to be brought into the circular economy should be raised.

  • Further information can be found here.

7-11- Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (Rome, Italy)

  • A forum to raise the issue of biodiversity in relation to chemicals, and could be used to discuss synergies between MEAs and other international agreements (on chemicals).
  • Meeting documents will be made available here.

7-11- 47th annual session of GESAMP (Monaco)

  • The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) is sponsored by 10 UN entities and currently has nine working groups, all relevant to biodiversity. At the annual session, these are discussed, as well as other emerging issues of relevance to the UN system.
  • More information can be found here.

19-23- IMO, 76th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (London, UK)

  • he Committee always considers various matters related to the management of ballast water, which is one of the two major ship-related vectors for the transfer of IAS.
  • More information will be available here

2-4- World Bank Fragility Forum (Washington D.C., USA)

  • This Forum is looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of development approaches to achieving lasting impact, focusing on implementation. It could therefore bring in a biodiversity lens/ecosystem approach to development, and include discussions of natural capital accounting and biodiversity-conscious environmental solutions.
  • More information can be found here.

16-20- World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2020: Institutions for Equity and Resilience (Washington D.C., USA)

  • A platform to discuss and share policies and good practice on land governance, including the protection of IPLC land rights and the nexus with conservation.

  • More information can be found here

17-23- World Health Assembly (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • An opportunity to discuss the impacts of biodiversity loss on health, the reasons for and potential ways to mainstream biodiversity in health policy, and potential biodiversity-conscious environmental solutions to health concerns.

  • Further information will be made available here.

5-7- UNCTAD Trade and Development Board (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • A platform to discuss the link between sustainable trade, sustainable use of biodiversity, and development.
  • More information is available here

13-14- Joint UNECE/OECD Seminar on the Implementation of SEEA (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • A platform to discuss natural capital accounting and potentially also indicators, as the System of Environmental Economic Accounting can be used to develop indicators.
  • More information can be found here.

18-24- UNECA, 53rd Session of the Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

  • A platform to raise the need to discuss biodiversity considerations in planning and national economic policies, and the link between conservation, sustainable use and sustainable livelihoods.

  • More information is available here.

23-27- UNCTAD Commission on Science and Technology for Development (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • A forum to discuss capacity-building and technological transfer.

  • More information can be found here.

27-31- UNECLAC 14th Regional Conference on Women in LAC (Vitacura, Chile)

  • This could be a platform to discuss gendered access to biodiversity and its benefits, gender issues regarding control, and gender-based violence around biodiversity conservation.
  • More information can be found here.

24- Mar 20th- 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • This will be useful for linking the biodiversity sector and the human rights sector by raising the profile of the nexus between the two, and the need to protect activists and workers in both sectors.
  • More information will be made available through this link.

Ongoing, ending 20th- 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • This will be useful for linking the biodiversity sector and the human rights sector by raising the profile of the nexus between the two, and the need to protect activists and workers in both sectors.
  • More information will be made available through this link.

16-20- World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2020: Institutions for Equity and Resilience (Washington DC, USA)

  • This could be a platform to discuss and share policies and good practice on land governance. It could be a platform for discussion on the protection of IPLC land rights and the nexus with conservation.
  • More information can be found here.

19-22- UNECE, National Surveyor’s Conference, Mont Tremblant Summit: International and indigenous perspectives for land governance (Mont Tremblant, Canada)

  • A forum to discuss the IPLC land rights and conservation nexus. As a national surveyor’s conference, it could also be a platform to discuss monitoring. Given the IPLC focus it could address community-based monitoring.
  • More information is available here. ​

6- Jul 3- 44th Session of the Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • This will be useful for linking the biodiversity sector and the human rights sector by raising the profile of the nexus between the two, and the need to protect activists and workers in both sectors.
  • More information will be made available through this link.

20th- World Refugee Day

  • This could be used to raise awareness about the link between forced migration and ecosystem/biodiversity degradation, including climate-related conflict. 
  • More information will be available here

14- Oct 4- 45th Session of the Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • This will be useful for linking the biodiversity sector and the human rights sector by raising the profile of the nexus between the two, and the need to protect activists and workers in both sectors.
  • More information will be made available through this link.

13th- OEWG co-chairs to release the Zero Draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

3rd- CBD deadline for Peer Reviews of “Indicators for global and national biodiversity targets- indicator resources for development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework”

  • Multiple Consultative Process members expressed opinions relevant to the topic of the paper and so may wish to contribute to this Peer Review in their capacity as custodians for existing indicators. The document for review can be found here.
  • Peer reviews should be submitted to secretariat@cbd.int.

15-22- CMS 13th Conference of the Parties (Gandhinagar, India)

  • This could produce outputs for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework in relation to targets and actions. The meeting provides an opportunity to consider how the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015-2023 can be mutually supportive.
  • Meeting documents are available here. Registration for the COP is possible at this link.

18-13- UN-Habitat, 10th Session of the World Urban Forum (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

  • This forum represents an opportunity to engage in discussions on the linkages between cities and biodiversity. Biodiversity-conscious environmental solutions should be raised, in addition to the need for proper spatial planning and an ecosystem lens for infrastructure.
  • More information is available here.

21-22- CBD Thematic workshop on transparent implementation, monitoring, reporting and review (Kunming, China)

  • It is envisaged this consultation will produce concrete and constructive inputs of a review mechanism. Entities could provide detailed outlines of possible review mechanisms. These could draw on existing review mechanisms to reduce duplication.
  • Meeting documents will be made available here.

23-28- University of Zurich and bioDISCOVERY, World Biodiversity Forum (Davos, Switzerland)

  • This meeting aims to contribute to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and in turn the 2050 vision of the CBD, through an Earth system approach.
  • More information is available here.

24-29- 2nd Meeting of the OEWG (Kunming, China)

  • Meeting details are pending but it is expected that a draft outline for the framework will be presented. An updated compilation of UN system views and inputs should be provided, to be prepared at the 2nd Consultative Process meeting.
  • Meeting documents will be made available here.

1-2- CBD Thematic Consultation on Capacity-building and Technical and Scientific Cooperation (Kunming, China)

  • Entities with ideas regarding a capacity-building strategy should provide inputs. These can include the identification of other relevant capacity-building processes that are ongoing or commencing soon and which could be leveraged for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
  • Meeting documents will be available here.

3rd- UN World Wildlife Day

  • This day can be used for awareness raising purposes. More information on the day can be found here.

16-20- 23rd Meeting of the Technical Review Panel for the Ramsar Convention (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • This could be a forum to explore review mechanisms for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and could be used to discuss incorporating other biodiversity conventions as operating arms of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
  • More information will be available here.

17-20- CBD Ad Hoc Technical Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources (Montreal, Canada)

  • The OEWG will consider the outcomes of the extended Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group and make recommendations on how to address digital sequence information on genetic resources. Entities could provide their views on this topic and should highlight any work of theirs relevant to the topic.

23rd- International Day of Forests

  • This will be a useful awareness raising day, in particular in relation to the ecosystem services provided by forests and the link between sustainable forest use and management and sustainable livelihoods.
  • More information on the day can be found here

23-27- “Bern 2” (TBC) meeting of MEAs to discuss synergies (Bern, Switzerland)

  • This meeting will look at possible synergies between MEAs and other international agreements, for example on chemicals. This is of relevance due to the need for the GBF to mobilise and enhance synergies, and because MEAs could be activated as operating arms for the framework. A workshop for the SWFS report will likely be held in the margins of this event.

30- Apr 3- UNFCCC National Action Plan Expo (Gaborone, Botswana)

  • This event is intended to share experiences and foster partnerships. This can be a platform to raise the need to address biodiversity and climate change equally and to ensure that climate change responses not undermine biodiversity. Biodiversity-conscious environmental solutions should be discussed in relation to climate change adaptation and resilience.
  • More information on the Expo can be found here.

7-9- British Ornithologist’s Union Conference on Restoring Bird Populations: Scaling from Species to Ecosystems (Nottingham, UK)

  • This could be a platform to discuss ecosystem lenses and approaches to species conservation and the need to mobilise existing partnerships for implementation.
  • more information about the event can be found here.

14-16- OECD-BIOFIN Global Conference on Biodiversity Finance (Paris, France)

  • This event will be used to advance discussions on biodiversity finance and resource mobilization for the post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.

  • More detailed information on the Conference will be made available over the coming weeks via the UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative.

21-23- 3rd Meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (Montreal, Canada)

  • This could be used to raise discussions of incorporation of the Protocol into the framework.

​11-12- UNECE Workshop on Climate Change (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • A platform to discuss mainstreaming biodiversity and nature-based solutions into climate change adaptation and resilience.

  • More information will be made available here.

18-19- UNECE 11th Implementation Committee under the Water Convention (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • This Convention can be used as a model for transboundary cooperation and so this meeting could be used to highlight possible mechanisms that could be mobilised for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

  • More information will be made available here.

18-22- 76th Session of UNESCAP (Bangkok, Thailand)

  • This session will focus on oceans for sustainable development and could be a platform to discuss sustainable use of ocean resources. Destructive methods and gear should also be discussed with a view to phasing them out.
  • More information is available here

18-24- CBD SBSTTA-24 (Montreal, Canada)

  • Discussing options for accelerating progress after the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan. The draft of the post-2020 framework will be considered, with a view to providing advice on targets to SBI-3. Entities could provide input on their perceptions of the Aichi Targets’ failures, and suggested implementation mechanisms. There should also be an input on how to avoid delays to implementation.
  • Meeting documents have not yet been published but will be available here

22nd- International Day for Biological Diversity

  • This day is relevant to raising awareness and building momentum in the lead up to CBD COP-15.
  • More information is available here.

25-29- CBD SBI-3 (Montrea, Canada)

  • The post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be considered, with a view to developing a recommendation for COP-15. Inputs on implementation mechanisms may be welcome, in addition to views on avoiding delays.
  • Meeting documents are available here.

June 1-10- UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference, SBSTTA-52 and SBI-52 (Bonn, Germany)

  • This will produce commitments for achieving Paris goals. The outcomes of this will conference likely impact on post2-2- framework content and so the need to address climate change equally with biodiversity must be raised, in addition to the potential for biodiversity-conscious environmental solutions for climate change adaptation and resilience.

2-6- UN Ocean Conference (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • This conference aims to support implementation of SDG14. Progress made to date and commitments to upscale action towards achieving SDG 14 will influence marine aspects of the post-2020 agenda as biodiversity goals aim to align with the SDGs. Biodiversity in marine ecosystems should be on the agenda, as should the need to address destructive fishing methods and gears.
  • More information is available here

5th- World Environment Day

  • The day provides an opportunity for driving the momentum and public awareness of nature, a key aspect in the lead up to CBD COP-15.
  • more information on the day is available here.

8th- World Oceans Day

  • The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the problems facing our ocean in relation to biodiversity.
  • More information on the day is available here

11-19- IUCN World Conservation Congress (Marseille, France)

  • It is expected that the different outcomes from Congress will provide recommendations for the CBD COP15, and aim to support the wider implementation of the Convention, its objectives, and the international sustainable development agenda. There is a Consultative Process input mandated for this event.
  • More information is available here

22-26- 58th Meeting of the Ramsar Convention Standing Committee (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • This could be an opportunity to discuss coherence between biodiversity conventions and using biodiversity conventions to implement the global biodiversity framework.
  • Meeting documents will be available here

16-17- High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (New York, USA)

  • This event should be used to raise the profile of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and to elicit ideas regarding mainstreaming and entities’ possible voluntary commitments. Cross-entity implementation should also be raised to improve joint implementation.
  • More information can be found here

27-31- 3rd Meeting of the OEWG (Bogota, Colombia)

  • The Consultative Process will compile further UN system inputs for this meeting.

15-30- 75th UN General Assembly (New York, USA)

  • A one-day Biodiversity Summit will likely be held in the margins of the UNGA. This Summit will act as an important awareness-raising event for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and for mainstreaming biodiversity more generally. This Summit will also be an occasion for the launch of the SWFS report on biodiversity.
  • More information is available here

TBC- CBD 15th Conference of the Parties (Kunming, China)

  • This is expected to adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Voluntary commitments could be developed by various actors for adoption at this meeting.
  • More information will be made available here

TBC- Cartagena Protocol on BioSafety COPMOP10

  • More information will be made available here.

TBC- Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing COPMOP4

  • More information can be found here

9-19- UNFCCC COP26 (Glasgow, UK)

  • The meeting provides an opportunity to consider how the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the implementation of the Paris agreement can be mutually supportive. Biodiversity-conscious environmental solutions must be discussed.