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

The first outcome document produced by the Consultative Process was discussed during the first meeting and finalised on 17/01/2020. It is a compilation of UN system inputs to the CBD post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and is accessible below.


The Second meeting of the EMG Consultative Process on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will take 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. 

Logistical details and meeting documents will be available shortly. 

  • Provisional Agenda
  • Background document

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