EMG Consultative Process on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

In 2020, the world community will adopt a renewed global agenda for biodiversity loss as a successor to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. This renewed global agenda will be a stepping-stone towards achieving the CBD 2050 Vision of ‘Living in harmony with nature’ (outlined in decision 10/2). A comprehensive and participatory process to prepare the Post-2020 GBF was adopted in  decision 14/34.

Over the last decade, the Environment Management Group (EMG) has offered support to the biodiversity agenda, including contributions to the shaping of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and its follow-up. Some of the past EMG’s work on biodiversity include:

In the light of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework process and in response to the decision of the Open-Ended Working Group, EMG has been tasked to facilitate a contribution by the UN system to the development and implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Responding to that mandate the EMG Senior Officials have established a Consultative Process to engage the UN system, as agreed in the Terms of Reference of the Consultative Process

Outcome documents

Two outcome documents were produced by the Consultative Process: a compilation of UN system inputs to the CBD post-2020 global biodiversity framework (December 2019) and an update on the work of the Process (February 2020). Both are accessible below:



The Third Meeting

The Third meeting of the EMG Consultative Process on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will take place on 28 April 2021 via online. The purpose of the meeting is to update you on the latest developments ( Inter-agency and intergovernmental ) on biodiversity and share with you some thoughts on a plan of work for the Consultative Process moving forward.

Meeting Documents


Background Documents

The Second Meeting

The Second meeting of the EMG Consultative Process on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework took place on 27 February 2020 in Rome, Italy in the margins of the Second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. 

The First Meeting 

The Consultative Process met for the first time on the 29th of November, 2019, in the margins of the 23rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, November 25th-29th, in Montreal, Canada.

Meeting Documents

Outcome Documents

Informal meeting 

This meeting took place on 26 August 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya, in the margins of the first meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on Post-2020 Biodiversity Strategic Framework.

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