Biodiversity

EMG Issue Management Group on Biodiversity

The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) seeks to promote the protection and sustainable use of the world’s living resources. Building on the earlier Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, the role of the GBF is to guide international cooperation on achieving the 2050 vision of ‘Living in harmony with nature.’ This vision was agreed by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and is outlined in CBD decision 10/2.

The EMG Issue Management Group on Biodiversity was established in 2021 to continue and expand upon the work of the now-concluded EMG Consultative Process on Biodiversity. Co-chaired by UNDP, UNEP and UNESCO, the Group’s mandate is to prepare the ground for UN-system collaboration on the Global Biodiversity Framework through the UN Common Approach to Biodiversity.

In 2021, the EMG published a report describing the UN system’s commitment to assisting Member States to deliver on the Post-2020 Framework:

The EMG has supported the global biodiversity agenda for over a decade. Its earlier reports on biodiversity include:

IMG Meetings

First meeting of the EMG Issue Management Group on Biodiversity took place virtually on Thursday, 9 December 2021, from 14h00 – 15h00 CET.

Meeting Documents

Consultative Process Meetings

The Fourth meeting of the EMG Consultative Process on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework took place on 29 June 2021 via online. 

Meeting Documents

The Third Meeting

The Third meeting of the EMG Consultative Process on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework took 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

Presentations

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.

Please contact emg@un.org with any questions on the Consultative Process.