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UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

CBD COP 15 will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is also anticipated that the final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be taken, together with decisions on related topics including capacity building and resource mobilization.

The Secretariat remains committed to ensuring the successful and timely preparation of COP-15 and the concurrent meetings of the Parties to the Protocols.  As such, the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has considered and approved revised dates for the following meetings:

After extensive consultations, and with the view to provide political momentum for the preparations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, a decision has been made to convene the meetings in two parts. This will allow time for continued negotiations on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.


COP-15 Part One: Virtual Meetings 11 to 15 October 2021

The first part will include the opening of the Meetings and will address agenda items that have been identified as essential for the continuation of the operations of the Convention and the Protocols by the Bureau. This will include meetings about administrative matters and technical issues related to CBD programmes.

There will also be a high-level segment on 12 and13 October 2021. Participants are expected to focus on the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.


COP-15 Part Two: Face-to-Face Meetings 25 April to 8 May 2022

The second and resumed part of the meetings are expected to address the remaining agenda items, including the finalization and adoption of the post 2020 global biodiversity framework.

The Secretariat will keep Parties and the public updated of any changes and adjustments to the schedule.


More information here.


From 25 April 2022 to 2 May 2022


Kunming, China

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