UNFCCC COP25 – Madrid

December 05, 2019 Action agenda, Nature-Based Solutions, Parties, Sustainable Development Goals

SBSTTA23: Latin American & Caribbean perspectives – Montreal

November 28, 2019 Biodiversity, Canada, LAC

SBSTTA23: Roadmap For Youth Engagement – Montreal

November 27, 2019 Action agenda, Canada, Mobilization, Youth

SBSTTA23: Local and subnational governments on nature-based solutions – Montreal

November 26, 2019 Canada, Cities, Mobilization, Nature-Based Solutions

#BiodiversityNeedsYouTH ! Paris Peace Forum – Paris

November 12, 2019 Action agenda, Intergenerational equity, Mobilization, Youth

“Youth Leadership Dialogue” for the Planet at UNESCO HQ – Paris

November 08, 2019 Action agenda, Dialogues, Intergenerational equity, Mobilization, Youth

Preparatory Workshop “Integrated Local Approaches to Ecosystems Restoration Governance” – Rio de Janeiro

November 06, 2019 Action agenda, Expertise, Sustainable consumption & production

Third EU-China workshop on biodiversity – Beijing

October 31, 2019 Asia, China, Dialogues, EU



18 November 2018, CBD COP 14 Sharm El sheik, Side Event, Post-2020 agenda

On the occasion of the CO14 in Egypt, we organized a side-event that officially launched “Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework -EU support”!

28 January 2019, CBD Regional Workshop Nagoya, Regional consultation on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework for Asia and the Pacific

During this workshop, participants shared ideas on the possible scope and content of different elements of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

15 February 2019, Les rendez-vous de l’Expertise Paris, Experts meeting at UNESCO

Expertise France, UNESCO, the European Union and Entreprises pour l’Environnement, co-organized a « Rendez-vous de l’Expertise », « Kunming 2020 : towards a new global deal between man and nature? »

5-6 April 2019, CBD Regional workshop Addis-Abeba, Workshop on Natural capital accounting

This was an opportunity to inform and exchange on the latest advances and opportunities on Natural Capital Accounting in Africa in the context of the process towards a post-2020 framework for biodiversity.

13-14 May 2019, EU-China Dialogue Beijing, A fruitful bilateral discussion for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

On the 13th and 14th of May 2019, a key workshop took place in the preparation of the post-2020 strategic global biodiversity framework. It gathered representatives from EU and China for a fruitful bilateral dialogue on several key topics.

14-17 May 2019, CBD Regional Workshop Montevideo, Regional consultation on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework for Grulac

Participants discussed the opportunities and challenges for the post-2020 global framework resulting from the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 in the region.

16-17 May 2019, EU-Japan Dialogue Tokyo, Defining and Achieving a Post-2020 ambition

This dialogue co-organized by the European Commission and the Ministry of the Environment in Japan enabled to share perspectives on these issues, including perspectives from negotiators, business, NGOs representatives, and experts from the United Nations University.

4-7 June 2019, The Nature of Cities Summit – TNOC Paris

The project team participated in the first international summit The Nature of Cities (TNOC) to mobilize cities, metropolitan areas and subnational governments to instil a global dynamism that will support the signature of an ambitious agreement at the COP 15.

2-9 July 2019, 9th Trondheim Conference Trondheim, A common understanding for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

The 2019 Trondheim Conference addressed the challenges of achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity, explored pathways for the transformational changes needed, and contributed to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

17-19 July 2019, The Nature of Cities – TNOC Medellín

Building on the recommendations of the roadmap signed in Paris last June, this was an opportunity to further consolidate and develop the recommendations that were adopted and integrate the metropolis participating to the summit as signatories.

15-20 August 2019, CITES Cop18 Geneva, Workshop CITES & CBD synergies for Post-2020

The 18th edition of CITES conference debates involved what concrete elements can CITES bring to the Post2020 biodiversity framework and how it can best reinforce the CITES Strategic Vision 2021-2030.

19-20 August 2019, Uganda National Workshop Kampala, Access and benefit Sharing, Natural Capital Accounting and Digital Sequence Information

Participants engaged in a first discussion on national plans in view of COP15 and presented three technical issues: access and benefit sharing (ABS) and digital sequence information (DSI) as well as natural capital accounting.

27-30 August 2019, Open-Ended Working Group – 1st session Nairobi, Experts meeting on Intergenerational Equity

Prior to the first OEWG session, our project facilitated an expert meeting in cooperation with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) on intergenerational equity and its transposition in the CBD context.

10-11 September 2019, 2nd Global Biodiversity Communications Forum Woking

11-19 September 2019, MAB Youth Forum Changbaishan, Youth come together in China to share their commitment for biodiversity

176 young people from 83 countries gathered in the Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve in China for the opening of the 2nd MAB Youth Forum. UNESCO has brought them together to empower them and work together under the theme ‘Committed to Biodiversity’ towards the COP15.

13 September 2019, Biotrade Conference Geneva, Linking Trade and Biodiversity – Session on Post-2020

23 September 2019, Climate Action Summit New York, Working with Youth on Climate and Biodiversity

The goal of the UN Climate Action Summit was to ensure countries are aware of the 2020 calendar, that the global focus on climate gains momentum, and to monitor countries transitional investments from fossil fuels to renewables.

24-26 September 2019, CEPAL Santiago, First meeting of experts from Latin American biodiversity knowledge institutions

ECLAC and IDDRI organized a 3-days meeting of experts from Latin American biodiversity knowledge institutions or think tanks to take stock of ongoing mobilisation in the region, and organize future collective work.

8-9 October 2019, EU-partner country dialogue – Brussels

35 participants engaged in this Finland EU-Presidency workshop held in Brussels. It brought together officials from EU Member States and non-Member States. The general objective of this combined event was to generate horizontal exchanges between CBD COP 15 negotiators in the run-up to the COP 15.

9-10 October 2019, Study visit – Lille

The city of Lille (France) welcomed National Focal Point of CBD as part of a “Nature en Ville” study visit. The delegates were able to apprehend local biodiversity policy initiatives such as urban farms, shared garden or a climate change-adapted district. Walking around the city, delegates discovered various innovations to support sustainable development solutions in the cities.

14-17 October 2019, Lima Conference event on protected Areas and Conservation Methods Lima, Contributions to the sustainable use of biodiversity in the post-2020 framework

The side event "Protected Areas and Other Effective Area-based Conservation Methods: contributions to the sustainable use of biodiversity in the post-2020 Framework" took place at the Pabellón UE RedParques during the III Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas in Lima, Peru, on 17 October 2019.

28-30 October 2019, Sustainable Production and Consumption Marocco

On October 28th and 29th, Post2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support, Future Earth and IRD co-organized a workshop in Rabat, Morocco on sustainable production & consumption. The news will be online soon...

31 October 2019, EU-China Dialogue 2 China

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4-5 November 2019, Pre-Workshop on Ecosystem restoration Rio de Janeiro, Pre-workshop CBD consultation on Restoration

We organized a pre-workshop at the occasion of CBD workshop on ecosystem restoration targets in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which provided a much-needed opportunity for CBD Parties and international partners working on restoration to discuss the role of ecosystem restoration and created a common understanding about the issue.

5-8 November, “Youth Leadership Dialogue” for the Planet at UNESCO HQ – Paris

Post2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support organized a one-week preparatory workshop at UNESCO HQ in the perspective of the Paris Peace Forum held right after. The objective was to facilitate coordination between youth leaders from different sectors of society. News available soon!

11-13 November 2019, Paris Peace Forum Paris, “Biodiversity Needs Youth!”

The Paris Peace Forum was the opportunity to launch our campaign promoting Youth as the new major player when it comes to global negotiations toward COP15. The Project partnered with GYBN to voice youth environmental preoccupations for the future, and significantly increased campaign's visibility. News available soon...

SBSTTA23 #1 – An apex goal for the Post 2020 biodiversity framework

The event, organized during Montreal SBSTTA on November 26th, explored the relevance of setting a unique apex target for the post-2020 biodiversity framework, or a small number of overarching targets, with a view of translating the post 2020 biodiversity framework into action.

SBSTTA23 #2 – Local and subnational governments taking action using nature-based solutions to address biodiversity and climate challenges

Through this side event organized during Montreal SBSTTA23 on November 26th, the project deepened its cooperation with ICLEI on the topics related to Cities and Local Authorities and their action on biodiversity and to further implement this cooperation.

SBSTTA23 #3 – Latin American & Caribbean perspectives on the post 2020 global biodiversity framework

This side-event held in Montreal during SBSTTA on November 28th presented the first reflections, products and the next steps of a collective work undertaken by high-level biodiversity LAC experts from biodiversity knowledge and management institutions, governments (including negotiators), academia and from organizations with a regional or global perspective, met at ECLAC headquarters (Santiago, Chile), to share their concrete experiences for the strengthening of science and policy interactions and the development of a regional vision for the post-2020 framework.

SBSTTA23 #4 – Roadmap for Youth Engagement to support the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework

The side-event organized on November 27th during SBSTTA in Montreal was the occasion to showcase the work and significance of youth in bringing about a strong post-2020 biodiversity framework. It focused on a series of exchanges and presentations in which stakeholder discussed several topics, including: building a large youth movement ahead of COP15 and beyond the biodiversity silo; integrating the concept of intergenerational equity in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; a youth agenda and roadmap towards COP15, as well as the reasons why young people should be taken more into account in the CBD decision-making process.

SBSTTA23 #5 – From science-policy’s messages for transformational change to post 2020 political decisions and actions

This side-event held during SBSTTA on November 29th raised awareness on science-policy platform messages to participating decision makers including CBD national focal points. It provided grounds for a more effective communication and integration of science messages into policy making for transformational change.

5 December 2019, COP25 UNFCCC Madrid, Reviewing progress in the implementation of the Convention

During UNFCCC COP25 held in Madrid, the Project held a side-event on December 5th that raised awareness on the importance of addressing together climate change and biodiversity loss as inseparable threats to humankind. The output of the side-event discussions was on the agenda of the high-level event on ‘scaling up climate action through circular economy and nature-based solutions’ planned on December 10th at COP25.

31 January, EU-Africa Dialogue

A group of almost 30 African negotiators of the CBD will meet  in the kingdom of eSwatini. The European Commission has proposed to organize a meeting to strengthen the dialogue between African countries and EU Member States before the meeting of the OEWG 2.

29-30 January, Voluntary national commitments workshop – Mexico City

This workshop is designed to raise awareness among government officials and key stakeholders about national and international biodiversity processes, and initiate consultations about the zero draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework provided by the Co-Chairs of the Open-Ended Working Group.

21-24 January, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting – Davos

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. In this regard, the Forum's mission – improving the state of the world – guides the design and development of the Annual Meeting objectives.

4-6 February, Local Brazilian Perspectives on the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework – São Paulo

The workshop, co-organized with ICLEI, will follow up on 2019 events that paved the way towards the further mobilization of cities and local actors. It will lay the emphasis on the coordination of the agro-business industry with subnational governments, cities and metropolis for the mainstreaming of biodiversity in local policies. It will promote cities and local actors mobilization consolidating their involvement in the preparatory process but also empowering them in exerting a strong leadership both among the megadiverse countries group, the regional Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) and the Lusophony countries.

5-7 February, African Youth Biodiversity Forum – Vhembe Reserve

The objective of this Forum, organized alongside the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and UNESCO is to support the development of a cross-constituency African youth network engaged in biodiversity and to build upon the achievements of the Youth Leadership Dialogue (Paris, November 2019). The event is planned as a back-to-back forum to the African Union Summit, which is set to happen on February 9 and 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

5-6 February, Colombian National consultation on Zero Draft – Bogota

The purpose of this consultation will be for around 50 participants, including colombian Ministries of Environment and Foreign Affairs representatives, to brainstorm on post-2020 biodiversity framework and zero draft and kick-start the process of national consultation to engage with several sectorial stakeholders.

11-13 February, National workshop on zero draft – Entebbe

This second national workshop will focus on sharing ideas on the zero draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework prepared by the co-chairs, in order to start some debate on Uganda position on the matter.

15-22 February, Convention of the Conservation on Migratory Species of Wild Animals – Gandhinagar

The thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals will address a broad range of issues related to the objectives of the convention. 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.

24-28 February 2020, OEWG – 2nd session Kunming, Second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group

The second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will convene to advance preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

18-23 May 2020, SBSTTA24 Montreal

The 24th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the CBD will be held in Montreal

11-19 June 2020, IUCN World Conservation Congress Marseille, Youth engagement & Resource mobilization

Every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique platform for democratic decision-making, bringing together thousands of delegates including conservation experts and custodians, government and business representatives, indigenous peoples, scientists, as well as other professional stakeholders, who have an interest in nature and the sustainable and just use of natural resources.

27-31 July 2020, Open-Ended Working Group Cali, Final sprint before COP15

The third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will close the OEWG series. The negotiating process will culminate in the adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework by the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) in Kunming, China, in 2020.

15 September 2020, UNGA Summit on Biodiversity New York, 75th session of the UN General Assembly

13 October 2020, CBD COP15 Kunming, Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support’s paramount target

COP15 will certainly be a decisive watershed in the framework of global negotiations on biodiversity, but also the greatest barometer of our project. At the end of this international conference, its outcomes will demonstrate how impactful it has been in facilitating understandings and negotiations for an ambitious Post-2020 biodiversity framework agreement.






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