Timeline.

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

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 – Rabat

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. Through brainstorming sessions and debates, the participants worked on co-building an action agenda to use science and sustainability to better reach Sustainable Development Goals.

31 October 2019, EU-China Dialogue

The EU – China Environment Project organized an EU-China dialogue to exchange views on topical aspects of the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The event aimed at finding common ground on important issues related to the negotiations for a new Post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

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.

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

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos 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. Catch up on roundtables and speeches on WEF replay platform.

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

This workshop, organized by CONABIO, SEMARNAT and Mexican Secretariat for Foreign Affairs, raised 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.

31 January, EU-African Group Dialogue – eSwatini

A group of almost 30 African negotiators of the CBD met 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.

5-6 February, Colombia National Consultation Workshop – Bogotá

Multiple stakeholders attended the workshop including civil society private sector, government representatives, all aiming at drawing a common roadmap for the identification of a Colombian agenda Post-2020.

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

The workshop, co-organized with ICLEI, followed up on 2019 events that paved the way towards the further mobilization of cities and local actors.

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

The objective of this Forum, organized alongside the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and UNESCO was 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 was planned as a back-to-back forum to the African Union Summit, which was held on February 9 and 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

11-13 February, Uganda national workshop on Zero Draft – Entebbe

This second national workshop focused 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 addressed a broad range of issues related to the objectives of the convention. The meeting provided 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.

20 – 22 February, Thematic Consultation on Transparent Implementation, Monitoring, Reporting and Review for Post-2020 – Rome

Before the opening of the OEWG2, the Conference of the Parties has decided to explore the development of enhanced review mechanisms for the Convention to strengthen implementation under the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

24-28 February, Second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group – Rome

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

26 March, Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinar #10

Held on March 26th, this webinar was organized by ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center with the support of the Post 20202 Biodiversity Framework.EU support project. It was part of the Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinars series held monthly to keep the local and subnational government constituency, networks, and partners up-to-date on key milestones and the participatory preparation process of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) on the roadmap to COP 15.

Thematic Workshop for Subnational and Regional Governments – Edinburgh

A workshop webinar for subnational and regional and local governments was organized by the Scottish government. This workshop brought together a globally balanced representation of subnational, Regional and Local Governments from across the world to undertake knowledge exchange and sharing of information to meet the aims and ambitions of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, as well as to provide constructive outcomes for the Co-Chairs of the Open-Ended Working Group.

16 April, Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinar #11

The webinar, held on April 16th 2020, brought reflections on the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity (2011-2020), recommendations for a renewed Plan of Action, and an overview of the Edinburgh Process and Declaration. It echoed a Call for a Renewed and Stepped-Up Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity at COP 15.

14 May, Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinar – Biodiversity, food and nutrition for Health

On May 14th, 2020, the webinar addressed the links between disease outbreaks frequency linked to biodiversity loss and climate change as an urgent reminder of the need to adopt integrated approaches such as the One Health one.

Biodiversity Week: 18-22 May 2020

The slogan “Our solutions are in nature” emphasises hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature. 2020 is the year when, more than ever, the world can signal a strong will for a global framework that will “bend the curve” on biodiversity loss for the benefit of humans and all life on Earth. Check our website and social media to take a look back at our activities and our partners' throughout this 2020 Biodiversity Week that built up to International Biodiversity Day on May 22nd.

18 May, International Day for Biological Diversity – UNESCO

UNESCO held a webinar on the 22nd of May, during the International Biodiversity Day, and set up online dialogues and conversations between experts, UNESCO networks, in particular their sites and youth networks, private sector partners and artists. The aim was to share scientific assessment of the unprecedented health crisis we are going through, but also to come together in this period of great uncertainty around common values, to share the resources on which we can rely upon to be collectively resilient and to make the necessary changes.

19 May, Youth networks mobilized during Biodiversity Week 2020

Through this week of action, the Biodiversity Week has created awareness about the building blocks of nature and ecosystems, has driven initiatives big and small, and has given youth across the globe a collaborative platform, and demanded bold action for people and nature. Youth networks intended to lead the way.

20 May, EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing back nature into our lives

The European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, farmers, business and consumers for jointly working towards a competitively sustainable future.

22 May, Costa Rica in the spotlight for the International Biodiversity Day

For the International Biodiversity Day, the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE) and the "Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework-EU support project" has launched a stream of activities entitled “Path towards mainstreaming biodiversity in Costa Rica national policy”. The activities foreseen under various innovating formats in the respect of gender, equity and equality principles aimed at strengthening the country’s ability to contribute to a more ambitious post-2020 biodiversity framework during CBD COP15.

2 June, Finance Watch – Embedding environmental goals at the heart of financial decision-making

On June 2nd, Finance Watch and the Club of Rome hosted an online conference on the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy 2030, Green Deal & Recovery Plan. Several high-level policymakers and expert speakers participated to this online conference, following the publication by Finance Watch of its new report, Nature’s Return.

4 June, ICLEI Information Webinar Series

June 4th webinar reflected on the journey since 2010 and provided an overview of achievements linked to the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity.    

5 June, World Environment Day, Colombia

World Environment Day host country Colombia has put together a wide-ranging series of events featuring experts on biodiversity issues from across the globe. Replay of the events available here.

5 June, Possible Dialogues Program 2020 – Brazil

On the World Environment Day, this webinar launched the Possible Dialogue program. This initiative is led by the Instituto Espinhaço, which actively took part to the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project activities in Brazil.

ON OUR RADAR: 15 June, Building business resilience

Hosted by Paul Polman, Co-founder of IMAGINE, and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and news anchor Tian Wei, this event brought together inspiring business and world leaders and explored how making nature part of your decision-making is critical to becoming a future-fit business. Sign up their call to action for businesses around the world here before July 31st!

16 June, Euroclima+ webinar – Traditional Food

On June 19, Resilient Food Production sector of Euroclima+ programme, implemented by Expertise France, held a webinar on Traditional Food production from indigenous communities in Latin America. Our Deputy Team Leader Hugo Rivera Mendoza was among the panelists.

17 June, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion: Addressing Biodiversity Drivers of Loss in the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework

This session explored how to raise ambition in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, specifically as regards drivers of loss. Speakers addressed key drivers such as food systems, agriculture, supply chain, conflict and unsustainable production consumption.

25 June – 10 July, Costa Rica National Workshop: “Defining Costa Rica ambitions”

On June 25th, Costa Rica launched the first national workshop of Costa Rica + Natura cycle of activity with high-level representatives from all national biodiversity instutions. It was followed by four participative break-out groups sessions running until July 3rd. Results will be presented over an online plenary session on July 10th.

30 June, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion: Political Opportunities and Challenges for Securing High Ambition in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

This session addressed the political dynamics underpinning the Post- 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) negotiations. These dynamics pertain to the push for a stronger GBF that is sufficiently ambitious, science- based, rigorously implemented and duly synergized with other global processes.

23-26 June, EU Dialogue on transformative change – Brussels

This participatory dialogue will bring together scientists, policy-makers and CBD delegates, to exchange views on the concept of transformative change, its implication for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and to devise policy priorities.

7 July, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion: Transforming the Financial System to Eliminate Nature Loss

The Post-2020 Pavilion was convened during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France from 07-15 January 2021. On July 7th, the Post-2020 Pavilion hosted a public virtual event on "Transforming the Financial System to Eliminate Nature Loss". The objective of this session was to identify the new tools on nature disclosure that could help to achieve a systemic change in finance for nature under the Post-2020 Framework.

8 July, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion, Mainstreaming impacts and dependencies in the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework

The objective of this session was to showcase how the business and finance sectors are committed to transform the way decisions are made by including the value provided by nature, people and society. The session provided evidence of the evolving recognition and acceptance of companies and financial institutions to mainstream nature into the way they do business.

9 July, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion, Driving transformative change for high ambition in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

This session explored the transformative change needed to position a new relationship with nature, recognizing its value as the basis for human well-being, justice and equity as well as peace and security.

10 July, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion: Synergies between the Post-2020 GBF and other key global processes

The objective of this session was to deepen understanding about the opportunities and challenges for enhancing the coordination, cooperation and synergies between key global processes to deliver the objectives of the Post-2020 framework at both the global and national level.

15 July, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion: Global Goal for Nature: Nature Positive by 2030

This session was convened by WWF International and partners. It addressed the importance of an ambitious, science-based global goal for nature to ensure that the world halts and reverses nature loss for the benefit of people and nature.

16 July, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion: The Role of Protected and Conserved Areas in Achieving Global Conservation Goals

The Post-2020 Pavilion was convened during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France from 07-15 January 2021. On July 16th, an open webinar was organized on the role of protected and conserved areas in achieving global conservation goals. This topic is a major issue for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework concerns area-based conservation, and what will replace Aichi Target 11 and raise global ambition.

17 July, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion: Intergenerational Equity and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

This Post-2020 Pavilion Virtual Biodiversity Dialogue Series session was hosted by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN). It highlighted the youth perspective on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework with a particular focus on the importance of intergenerational equity.

23 July, ICLEI Information Webinar Series

The webinar took place on July 23rd and focused on the Edinburgh Process and the strength of global partnerships for local and subnational action on nature.

ON OUR RADAR: 27-31 July, IPBES workshop on biodiversity and pandemics

Considering the extraordinary situation caused by the novel Coronavirus and given the role that IPBES can play in strengthening the knowledge base on biodiversity links of current and future pandemics such as COVID-19 and in reaching a wide public, the IPBES Bureau and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, after recent discussions, decided that IPBES will organize a virtual Platform workshop on the link between biodiversity and pandemics, from 27-31 July 2020.

30 July, World Conservation Congress Post-2020 Pavilion: Preparing for the UNGA Biodiversity Summit

The objective of this session was to synthesize the key conclusions from all of the Virtual Biodiversity Dialogues and to distill the most powerful joined-up messages to be transmitted to the UNGA Biodiversity Summit and then onwards to SBSTTA-24, SBI-3 and OEWG-3 negotiation sessions planned for the fall of 2020.

ON OUR RADAR: 30 July, UNESCO MAB Webinar Series: Youth Advocacy

This session has been developed and was hosted by members of MAB Youth Networks and the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN). Through discussion and interactive exercises this webinar discussed the role of youth in bridging the present and future of biosphere reserves, the involvement of youth in biosphere reserve activities and how to improve the dialogue between youth and MAB decision makers.

27-31 July, Open-Ended Working Group 3, Cali

Postponed.

20 August, ICLEI Information Webinar Series

The webinar took place on August 20th and focused on a green recovery and lessons learned from nature in the context of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

15 September, Launch of Global Biodiversity Outlook 5

This launch preceded the local biodiversity outlook 2 on the 16th. More information here.

17 September, Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinars #16

Reflecting on the SBSTTA and SBI special virtual sessions.

23 September, Outcomes of the Edinburgh Process: Discussing how to achieve greater integration of subnational governments

The webinar held on September 23rd set out to Parties to the Convention the outcomes of the Edinburgh Process, and discussed how to achieve greater integration of subnational governments, cities and local authorities in implementing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

24 September, The Nature 4 Life Hub : putting nature at the heart of development and green recovery ahead of UN General Assembly’s Biodiversity Summit

To coincide with the 75th UN General Assembly, and leading up to the UN Biodiversity Summit, UNDP, UNEP, CBD and partners are creating a four-day Nature for Life Hub — a virtual space where global and local leaders will share stories on the importance of nature for sustainable development.

24 September, Nature For Life Hub Day 1 – Sustainable Development Goals

25 September, Nature For Life hub Day 2 – Business & Finance Day

On September 25th, the second day of the Nature For Life Hub called upon the financial and business sector to disrupt business-as-usual finance practices by placing nature at the center of decision-making. The sessions charted the way forward towards transforming the economy for a better future.

28 September, Nature For Life Hub Day 3 – Global Ambition Day

28 September, Leaders’ Pledge for Nature

66 countries have come together on 28 September 2020, ahead of the Summit to send a united signal to step up global ambition for biodiversity and to commit to matching our collective ambition for nature, climate and people with the scale of the crisis at hand.

30 September, UN BIODIVERSITY SUMMIT

Heads of States and governments together with international stakeholders gathering to take action on biodiversity for sustainable development.

29 September, Nature For Life Hub Day 4 – Local Action Day

Local action is essential on nature if we are to tackle our planetary emergency; we need an all-of-society approach. We are already seeing action by youth, Indigenous peoples and local communities in every country. This set of sessions shined a spotlight on these efforts, showcasing success stories, highlighting challenges and obstacles, and showing pathways to scaling up local action to have global impacts.

30 September, The United Nations Biodiversity Summit at the 75th session of UN General Assembly

On 30 September 2020, the General Assembly will convene the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity under the theme “Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development.” In the lead up to the negotiations for the post-2020 framework for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, China, in spring 2021, the Member States, UN system and partners have an opportunity to boost momentum towards the 15th Conference of Parties (CoP15) CBD in 2021. After the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 confirmed that none of the Aichi targets will be met, accelerating biodiversity loss jeopardizes progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and human wellbeing.

20-22 October, EU Green Week – a new beginning for people and nature

The European Union Green Week 2020 took place between 19-22 October 2020, under the theme of nature and biodiversity. The Green Week highlighted biodiversity's many contributions to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth. The Green Week gathered representatives from States, international organizations, civil society and a private sector, and presented an ambitious strategy for nature, showing that transformative change is possible in the post-2020 global biodiveristy framework and beyond. EU Green Week programme.

GYBN online consultation

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) has launched a survey that will bring together youth voices for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework!

As the youth constituency to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), GYBN has been leading a Youth Engagement Roadmap for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Take the survey here.

31 October, World Cities Day

World Cities Day 2020 is the seventh global celebration since the day was launched on 31 October 2014 in Shanghai, China. Under overarching theme of Better City, Better Life, the aim of the day is to focus the international community’s attention on urbanisation as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development.

6-15 November, 2nd Youth Capacity Building Training for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

From November 6th to 15th, the Global Youth Biodiversity Network organizes online capacity building training sessions as a key component of Youth engagement Roadmap for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

5 November, ICLEI Information Webinar Series

Reflecting on the outcome of Daring Cities: "Update on recent and forthcoming events" Register to ICLEI webinar that will be held at 10am CAT and 3pm CAT.

9-12 November, the Finance in Common Summit – Building Resilience for People and Planet

Taking place 9-12 November 2020, the Finance in Common Summit stressed the crucial role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures that had a long-term impact on the planet and societies.

23 November – 4 December, Costa Rica + Natura private sector and civil society consultation processes

Consulting the private sector and civil society on the post 2020 biodiversity framework, financial incentives for biodiversity conservation, contributions from non-governmental organizations, the academic sector and indigenous people and local communities.

2 December, State of the Planet address from UN Secretary General

Watch it here.

8-9 December, EU Business Nature Summit

The European Business & Nature Summit was held on 8-9 December 2020 for two days of stimulating discussion and knowledge exchange on “Green economic recovery – Reshaping business for nature and people”.

14 December, The European Green Deal & Nature-based Solutions

The EU German Presidency organised this event which objectives are to create continued momentum towards NbS for people, biodiversity and climate and to demonstrate the potential of NbS to address our global challenges. The event tackled both the internal and external dimensions of the Green Deal, focusing on action by the EU and its Member States, but also looking beyond, into the global agenda.

15-16 December, Special virtual session for SBSTTA-24 and SBI-03 on biodiversity, One Health and COVID-19

A special virtual session for SBSTTA and SBI on the theme of “Biodiversity, One Health and the response to COVID-19”, was held on 15-16 December 2020.

17-18 December, workshop on “Operational and legal options for the new Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)’s responsibility and transparency framework

The objective of this workshop, organized together with IDDRI, was to open a space for discussions on concrete policy paths for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, prior to SBI3 and raised awareness on the importance of transparency and accountability as a COP15 topic of discussion. Read our publication on accountability & transparency here.

11 January, One Planet Summit

On January 11th 2021, the One Planet Summit kick started the 2021 transformative year for humanity’s relation to nature & planet. It showed the growing mobilisation from Heads of States and main stakeholders towards an equitable, carbon neutral and nature positive world.  

12 January 2021, Stakeholder open webinar – Exploring Linkages between Climate Change and Biodiversity for the development of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The Stakeholder Open Webinar series is intended to provide an important – and on-going – opportunity for Parties and stakeholders to engage in a constructive exchange of views, and enhance their understanding of elements related to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, taking into consideration key related messages from the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-5). Watch it here.

18-22 January, Consultation Workshops of Biodiversity-related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Bern I and Bern II)

The follow-up workshop of biodiversity related conventions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (Bern II) will take place through live virtual sessions and open online discussion forum that will be convened from 18 January through 2 February 2021. More news here.

19 & 21 January, Briefing webinars for SBI 3

Two information virtual sessions will be held prior to SBI 3, on the following topics: Relating to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework process; Enhancing reporting and review mechanisms with a view to strengthening the implementation of the Convention. More information here.

23-24 January, Rallying Indian Youth Voices for Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

On January 23rd-24th 2021, GYBN India hosted their National Youth Consultation on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and discussed how to create a future living in harmony with nature.

26 January, 28 January, 02 February, Briefing webinars for SBSTTA 24

Three information sessions was held on a virtual basis, in preparation of SBSTTA 24 on the following topics: The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework; scientific and technical information to support the review of the updated goals and targets, and related indicators and baselines; Item 4 (Synthetic biology), 5 (Risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms), and 6 (Marine and coastal biodiversity); Items 7 (Biodiversity and agriculture), 8 (Programme of work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), 9 (Biodiversity and health), and 10 (Invasive alien species). More information here.

28 January, Introduction for business to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

This 60-minute webinar, specifically designed for business, introduced the CBD. There were speakers from the CBD Secretariat, China COP15 Executive Committee and Business for Nature who will explain why it’s important for business to engage.

30 January, GYBN Transformative Education workshop

In Commemoration of the International Day of Education, the Global Youth Biodiversity Network will host a Global Youth consultation to gather young people's perspectives on a vision for education and its transformative role in achieving a future of living in harmony with nature.

4 February, ICLEI Advocacy webinar

ICLEI held its monthly webinar on February 4th on the topic "Ramping up action for nature: updates & the youth perspective", featuring a Global Youth Biodiversity Network speaker.  

9-10 February, Aligning high climate and biodiversity ambitions in 2021 and beyond

A virtual debate called "Aligning high climate and biodiversity ambitions in 2021 and beyond", was organized by our Project. This dialogue therefore aimed to create a space for discussion among actors involved in climate and biodiversity policymaking and implementation in order to develop better mutual understanding, informed by scientific input, of the challenges, opportunities and enablers for aligning climate and biodiversity ambitions.

11 February, Webinar Series on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in collaboration with the ABS Capacity Development Initiative, organized an informal global webinar series to share information related to digital sequence information on genetic resources (DSI). More information here.

12 February, Youth Environment Assembly

The Global Youth Environment Assembly (YEA) is a gathering of representatives of Children and Youth organizations from all around the world, interested in environment and sustainable development. It took place virtually prior to the virtual session of UNEA-5. More news here.

13-15 February, GYBN policy training

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network held a Policy training on February 13 to 15 2021. More news here.

17-28 February, SBSTTA 24

The twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice was held in a virtual format from 17 to 28 of February 2021. More information on CBD website.

18 February, UNEA-5 CBD Virtual Side-event: Strengthening Non-State Actor Commitments for Biodiversity in the Context of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals

Ahead of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA5), UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen launched the report during an online press briefing. More information here.

20 February, GYBN South Africa online consultation

More information here.

22-23 February, Fifth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5)

The overall theme of UNEA-5 were “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. The theme called for strengthened action to protect and restore nature and the nature-based solutions to achieve the SDGs in its three complementary dimensions (social, economic and environmental). More news here.

25 February, UNCCD Land-Based Jobs for Youth Webinar

The UNCCD and Deutsche Welle were hosting 4 webinars designed to inspire people around the world to creat youth-led jobs and entrepreneurship in the land sector. More information here.

22-26 February, The Nature of Cities Festival 2021

TNOC Festival pushed boundaries to radically imagine our cities for the future. A virtual festival that spaned 5 days with programming across all regional time zones and provided in multiple languages. TNOC Festival offered us the ability to truly connect local place and ideas on a global scale for a much broader perspective and participation than any one physical meeting in any one city could ever have achieved. The TNOC festival took place from 22-26 February 2021.

3 March, Business For Nature Workshop on transformative Post-2020 GBF

Building on its policy recommendations and an extensive consultation with partners and businesses, Business for Nature developed a position on the updated zero-draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Join the webinar to learn more about our suggestions to strengthen the Framework. Register here.

4 March, Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinar – Rebalancing our economy with nature

ICLEI hosted its monthly webinar on March 4th, reflecting on the Dasgupta Review, its implications for green recovery and sustainable economic development in cities and regions, and how this informs local and subnational action for biodiversity. Register here.

8-12 & 14 March, Informal sessions of SBI 3

The third meeting of the SBI was held on a virtual format. More information here.

12-13-14 March, “Our Planet Action Training: Taking the #ForNature youth manifesto from words to actions”

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) and WWF were very pleased to invite you to register for the "Our Planet Action Training: Taking the #ForNature youth manifesto from words to actions" Register here.

20 March, GYBN Lebanon National Consultation

GYBN Lebanon were hosting its youth national consultation for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework! It was a call to action and political commitment for biodiversity from youth to all stakeholders in society.
Certificates have been handing for those who joined all 3 sessions. Speakers from GYBN international  presented the first 2 sessions.
Register here.

23 March, Stakeholder Open Webinar – Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Transition

On March 23rd, the CBD held a webinar on Agriculture Food system and its linkages to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. More information here.

24 March, UNESCO Forum on Biodiversity “On the way to Kunming”

UNESCO's Ambition for 2030: 100% responsible for our Earth:
UNESCO wishes to share its expertise and launch dialogue on the diversity of solutions that allow us to meet these challenges by drawing on the knowledge and practices of the millions of people inhabiting the planet’s ecosystems. UNESCO also wishes to be open to ideas, good practices and solutions developed by the personalities and partner organizations invited to this Forum.
News and agenda here.
Visit UNESCO website for more information.
Read Le Monde article on UNESCO Biodiversity Forum (French)  

24 March, CBD Online workshop on trade and biodiversity

This online workshop will explore the role sustainable trade could take within the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and its implementation. This online workshop will convene negotiators, business representatives and others who are engaged or interested in the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and in the role trade can play in it. This online workshop is organized by the BioTrade initiative in cooperation with the CBD Secretariat and with the financial support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO Register here.

27 March, SAYBN South Africa Consultation Meeting

The South African Youth Biodiversity Network (SAYBN) will organize a consultation meeting focusing on the updated zero draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. More information here.

27 March, Earth Hour

This year - amidst the current global circumstances - Earth Hour initiative invites us to raise awareness and create the same unmissable sight online, so that the world sees our planet, the issues we face, and our place within it, in a new light. More information here.

29 March, Japan Youth Consultation

GYBN Japan is hosting its youth national consultation for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework! More information here.

31 March, Resource Mobilization webinar

On 31 March 2021, under the patronage of Convention on Biological Diversity Post 2020 Working Group co-chairs, the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support facilitated informal conversations to bring forward the topic of Resource Mobilization for Biodiversity and set the foundation of an ambitious Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework across an online webinar.

5-16 April, IUCN Global Youth Summit

The virtual IUCN One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit kicked off April 5th, 2021. The Summit strengthened connections between young leaders and their existing global networks, encouraged interdisciplinary learning, provided a space for broader storytelling on conservation, and added momentum to growing youth movements for nature and climate. More news here.

6-7 April, Informal online workshop on biodiversity mainstreaming

This online informal workshop gathered negotiators and experts to take stock of mainstreaming discussions on the road to CBD COP15 and identify policy options that could help advance the mainstreaming agenda in CBD COP15 decisions and other processes, in order to support the implementation of post-2020 biodiversity goals and targets.

8 April, Global Youth Biodiversity Summit: About the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

This event offered participants the opportunity to learn how the CBD works, what the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is and especially how young people can contribute to its design and implementation. We also shared the priorities identified by our global community through youth consultations and dialogues.

13 April, Agri-food system webinar

Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support hosted a webinar on 13 April 2021, under the patronage of the co-Chairs of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, to explore pathways for convergence between the agri-food systems and biodiversity agendas, in light of CBD COP15 and the UN Food Systems Summit.

14 April, Intergenerational Dialogue on Transformative Education

This intergenerational dialogue aimed to contribute to building a new vision for education and how it can fulfill its transformative role in shaping a future in harmony with nature.

15 April, Youth Leadership Dialogue on the #ForNature Youth Manifesto

This event provided a space for youth to discuss and plan concrete advocacy actions around the world, focused around the priorities of the #ForNature Youth Manifesto and Open Letter, starting on Earth Hour (March 27 2021) and continuing until CBD COP15 und UNFCCC COP26.

12-16 April, ICLEI World Congress 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021 hosted by Malmö, Sweden on 12-16 April 2021 on a virtual format. Hundreds of local, regional and national governments, international agencies, representatives of the private sector, academics and researchers, community groups and other partners from around the world came together virtually to steer the global sustainable development agenda by enhancing action taken in urban areas worldwide.

16-19 April, GYBN Kenyan Youth Consultation

The Kenyan Youth Biodiversity Network, a chapter of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, seeks to ensure that youth voices are incorporated in the consultation process on the draft and raise achievable ambition of the framework. On April 5th 2021, GYBN organized Kenya national youth consultation on the post-2020 biodiversity framework.

18-21 April, GYBN Uganda Youth national consultation

The Ugandan Youth (15-35 Yrs) gathered, as part of Global Youth Biodiversity Network national chapter, to take part in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Residential Consultation meeting.

21-22 April, Reinforcing integrated spatial planning policies and tools for biodiversity: lessons and perspectives for COP 15 & the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

A virtual debate focusing on reinforcing integrated spatial planning policies and tools for biodiversity was organized by our Project.

April, Global Goals for Nature and Climate Series – EarthX

The Global Goals for Nature and Climate Series consisted in two programs, which explored dimensions of the Post-2020 Pavilion’s Call to Action for an Equitable, Carbon-Neutral, Nature-Positive World that was launched at the UN Biodiversity Summit in 2020. These two 60-minute TV programs are co-produced with earthx.org and were televised the week of Earth Day, 2021, by Earthxtv.  More news here.

23-25 April, GYBN Mexico national consultation

GYBN Mexico hosted their virtual National Youth Consultation on the post-2020 biodiversity framework.

22 April, Earth Day

Earth Day works in countries around the world to drive meaningful action for our planet. More information here.

28 April, Lead the Green Change! The European Union in India launches a nation-wide campaign for Nature

Focused on awareness-raising, the private sector, climate and health in India, the initiative under the “Biodiversity means LIFE – Green is living in harmony with Nature” umbrella will highlight the role of biodiversity across sectors and for sustainable development. Launched in April 2021, Lead the Green Change offers a wide variety of activities on the path to CBD

GYBN “StoptheSame” campaign

It is high time to stop the same and take real transformative action to change our lives and help all of us, the planet and people, achieve sustainable, equitable, just, and healthy lives. On this International Day for Biological Diversity, GYBN is calling out the power of diverse voices, ideas, people and planet. The time for the same is over.

3 May – 13 June, SBSTTA & SBI

UN Biodiversity Convention’s science and implementation bodies will meet virtually from 3 May to 13 June 2021, with plenaries limited to three hours each day. Meetings essential to development of the science base and implementation plans for post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Post-2020 framework expected to play significant role in building resilience, galvanizing national action and international cooperation for nature in face of growing environmental, health and development challenges. More information here.

5-6-11 May, Costa Rica Webinars

Costa Rica will organize three webinars on biodiversity indicators for Costa Rica CBD Delegation, Other Effective Conservation Measures (OECMs) and on Sustainable Consumption and Production for Costa Rica.

6 May, Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinar

This webinar focused on the International Day for Biodiversity theme “we’re part of the solution”. This webinar involved our cities and regions by profiling the solutions they have put in place or are already taking.

8 May, World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

11-12 May, Green Diplomacy Event EU-Kenya

The Green Diplomacy Conference is part of the EU’s diplomatic efforts in promoting a transition to a climate-neutral, nature-positive, resource-efficient, equitable and more circular global economy in line with the ambition of the external dimension of the European Green Deal. It specifically supported the need to define long term pathways towards climate neutrality and biodiversity protection, together with consistent short term milestones. It also built upon the EU support to multilateral action, and in particular, EU’s objectives for the international negotiations taking place in the critical period of next 12 months, which will include, amongst others the 26thConference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow in November 2021 (Climate COP-26), the 15thConference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming in October 2021 (Biodiversity COP-15) and the resumed 5thsession of the UN Environment Assembly in February-March 2022 (UNEA-5).

20-23 May, Global Biodiversity Festival

The Global Biodiversity Festival was a virtual weekend for the general public, with a simple goal of shining a spotlight on biodiversity loss. From the 20th – 23rd of May, the festival shared the diverse stories and challenges of scientists, explorers, conservationists, filmmakers and policy makers on the frontlines of the race to save the incredible variety of life on our planet...and ourselves. More information here.

21 May, International Biodiversity Day in South Africa

Held on May 21st, this online event was organized by South African and European partners to contribute to the celebration of the International Biodiversity Day, under the theme ‘We’re part of the solution’, as defined by the Convention on Biodiversity. It aimed to develop their dialogue and cooperation for the post-2020 Global Framework for Biodiversity, making further use of the strategic partnership South Africa-EU for nature.

27 May, Peru’s multilevel dialogue on the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework

The Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework - EU Support project partners with and supports ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center and its South American Secretariat organized a multilevel dialogue on the post 2020 biodiversity framework in Peru. This dialogue was part of a vertical dialogue series organized in 6 project partner countries across May, June and July 2021.

15 June, EU-Kenya Youth Forum

UE Delegation in Kenya and Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) held a Youth Forum (10:00AM EAT) to discuss the potential of youth entrepreneurs in green business.

3 June, Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinar

World Environment Day took place on 5 June 2021, and its theme for this year is "Ecosystem Restoration". In keeping with this theme, and harnessing the momentum of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, ICLEI's webinar was be titled "Rising to the restoration challenge" where they showcased how cities and regions are preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.

4 June, The Road from Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming – Restoration in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Biodiversity leaders gathered for a high-level panel event to build ambition for ecosystem restoration in the post-2020 framework.

12 July, Draft 1 of the Global Biodiversity Framework

Biodiversity is vital for all life on Earth—but we are losing it at an unprecedented rate.To reverse this dangerous decline, we need a framework to galvanize urgent action by governments & all of society. Learn more about the post-2020 framework here.

24 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, EU South Africa Dialogue Facility

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) of South Africa in partnership with the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the European Committee of the Regions, with support from the SA-EU Strategic Partnership are implementing a project titled “Catalyzing Local Government Action for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)”. This dialogue is articulated with the vertical dialogue series organized by the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project and ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center in 6 project partner countries from May to July 2021.

5 June, World Environment Day

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) annually organizes events for World Environment Day, which encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It is celebrated on 5 June in over 100 countries.

8 June, World Ocean Day

8-10 June, webinar “Coming together for Nature: for an integrated Business & Cities’ Brazilian vision”.

As part of the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework - EU support initiative, and the New Deal for Nature and People of WWF-Brazil and ICLEI South America, aligned with the actions towards the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), this webinar on Production and Sustainable Consumption seeked recognize the role of Brazilian subnational and local governments and the private sector in biodiversity conservation and the appropriation of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), strengthening the synergies in their advocacy for nature and commitments towards the GBF. The event took place on June 8th and 10th, from 10 am to 12 pm (Brazil time).

14-24 June, IPBES virtual plenary session

The plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Eighth session was held from 14 to 24 June 2021.

15-16 June, European Development Days

The European Development Days were convened on 15-16 June 2021. The 14th edition reaffirmed its focus on ‘The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future’.  Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support hosted an Agora discussion, “From conservation to transformative change for biodiversity. On the road to CBD COP15”.

17-18 June, CBD workshop “The Financial Sector and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework”

CBD workshop on “The Financial Sector and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework took place on 17-18 June 2021. Read the synthesis of the workshop discussions here.  

22-23-29-30 June, IUCN Local Action Summit webinars

In the run-up to the IUCN Local Action Summit (September 3rd 2021 in Marseille), 4 closed webinars were held by IUCN on outstanding nature, productive landscape, urban nature, and finance & governance. More information here.

23 June, Meaningful Youth & Civil Society Participation in the CBD during the age of COVID: Digital Inequality vs. Virtual Negotiations

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) organized an Intergenerational Dialogue on Wednesday, June 23 at 1pm UTC. During the event, GYBN provided a space for an open dialogue between representatives of civil society, women and youth as well as representatives of governments, different bodies and working groups of the CBD. Check the programme here.

24 June, Mexico’s multi-level dialogue on the post 2020 biodiversity framework

Scheduled on 24 June 2021, the dialogue featured Mexican States (Mexico DF, Guanajuato, Quintana Roo, Durango, Yucatan) and cities (Merida, Toluca, Aguascalientes, San Nicolas de los Garza) eager to share their best practices and the challenges they face in implementing biodiversity policies locally. They engaged with national representatives of SEMARNAT and CONABIO to bring their contribution to the definition of the Mexican position on the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework.

1 July, Post 2020 Local and Subnational Government Information Webinar

With the support of the Post 20202 Biodiversity Framework - EU support project, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center holds monthly webinars to keep the local and subnational government constituency, networks, and partners up to date on key milestones and the participatory preparation process of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework on the roadmap to COP 15. More news here.

6-7 July, Global Dialogue and High-level Segment on the Role of Food and Agriculture in the Global Biodiversity Framework

The "Global Dialogue on the Role of Food and Agriculture in the Global Biodiversity Framework", convened jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), on 6-7 July 2021. The High-level Segment took place on 7 July 2021.

7 July, Dialogue on the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework: What is the role of each order of government in Canada, from local to sub-national to national?

ICLEI organized a Canada Vertical Dialogue on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. It brought together a range of stakeholders from the various levels of government in Canada. It was designed to facilitate information exchanges between local and subnational governments and the national government representatives.

9 July, Reinforce Local and Subnational Governments’ Actions and Contribution Edinburgh Process for Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The Government of Scotland, ICLEI and the CBD Secretariat organized this China virtual dialogue for the local and subnational governments, national ministries and partner organizations with the aim to exchange the perspective on the development of GBF via the Edinburgh Process, share the actions and best practices of pioneer cities and regions, and deliberate on the next steps of collaboration towards COP15 and beyond. The aim of this session was to bring together a range of stakeholders from the various levels of government in China. It was designed to facilitate information exchanges between local and subnational governments and the national government representatives.  

9-11 July, Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue, New York

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network brought together a diverse group of mobilizers, activists, and experts across different sectors for an "Intergenerational dialogue on Cultural change".

16 July, Colombia Intergenerational Dialogue

12 July, Draft 1 of the Global Biodiversity Framework

Biodiversity is vital for all life on Earth—but we are losing it at an unprecedented rate.To reverse this dangerous decline, we need a framework to galvanize urgent action by governments & all of society. Learn more about the post-2020 framework here.

13 July, Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue on Planetary Action

GYBN hosted an "Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue on Planetary Action"  (13 July) in New York to discuss the way forward for us to build collective movements towards an equitable, sustainable future in harmony with nature!

13 July, RDC youth national consultation

24 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, EU South Africa Dialogue Facility

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) of South Africa in partnership with the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the European Committee of the Regions, with support from the SA-EU Strategic Partnership are implementing a project titled “Catalyzing Local Government Action for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)”. This dialogue is articulated with the vertical dialogue series organized by the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project and ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center in 6 project partner countries from May to July 2021.

26-28 July, UN Food System pre Summit

The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hosted by the Government of Italy, the Pre-Summit took place in Rome from 26–28 July 2021. More information here.

4 August, African Group of Negotiators – EU Dialogue

A virtual conversation was held between African and European negotiators on pathways to a transformative outcome at CBD COP15, ahead of the next meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.  

5 August, ICLEI webinar – The First Draft of the GBF and how it affects Local & Subnational Governments

On August 5th, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center organized a webinar for an overview of the First Draft of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (released on 12 July), followed by an interactive panel discussion on its impacts, challenges and importance.

5, 12 August, Informal Multistakeholder Dialogues in Latin America & Caribbean

Informal Multi-stakeholder Dialogues in Latin America & Caribbean for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework took place on Thursday, August 5 and Thursday, August 12, 2021.  

12 August, Biodiversity means Transition

For International Youth Day (August 12th), Lead the Green organized a session on “Biodiversity means Transition”. The event explored best cases for a just, equitable and green recovery, focusing on a multi-actor approach to the post-COVID19 world. Drawing from lessons from the Indian recovery package and the EU Green Deal, “Biodiversity means Transition” identified multiple spaces for convergence, mutual support and progress in reaching transformative change for Nature and People.

12 August, UN International Youth Day

More news here.

23 August – 3 September, Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Following consideration by the Bureau of COP and further consultations with the Government of Colombia, host of the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework was held from August 23rd to September 3rd in a virtual format. More information here.

30 August, Pre-COP meeting, Colombia

Hosted by the President of Colombia in the Colombian Amazon with fellow members of the High Ambition Group for Nature and signatories of the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature.

3-11 September, IUCN World Conservation Congress – Marseille

The World Conservation Congress in Marseille was paramount of stakeholders preparatory activities, such as youth dialogues, P2 Partnership events, or the IUCN Local Action Summit. Over 6000 participants attended the Congress throughout the week.

14-26 September, UN General Assembly

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) opened on Tuesday, 14 September 2021. The first day of the high-level General Debate was on 21 September 2021.

23 September, UN Food System Summit

UN Food Systems Summit took place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, and served as a historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems to drive our recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and get us back on track to achieve all 17 SDGs by 2030. Due to continuing and rising uncertainty caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19, the Summit was a completely virtual event during the UN General Assembly high-level week.  

24 September, India “Biodiversity is Youth!” online webinar

The proposed webinar “Biodiversity is Life” on September 24, (from 16:00 to 18:30 IST) 2021 brought together participants from government, officials of United Nations and European Union agencies, research organizations, universities and civil society organizations in India. This webinar was specifically aimed towards attracting and inspiring more youth in biodiversity conservation discourse and action.

4 October, World Habitat Day

The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

4-8 October, Daring Cities, the global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders

Created by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn, Daring Cities is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower courageous urban leaders – including mayors and other decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and shift towards business-as-possible. The 2021 edition offers an exciting five-day program featuring 20 sessions including strategic high-level dialogues, hands-on training sessions for policy makers and practitioners, as well as a variety of networking opportunities. By knowing more, urban leaders can act better in setting and achieving science-based climate action targets, and together, lead us in ambitiously tackling the climate emergency.

4-6 October, UNDP Nature For Life Hub

Featuring activists, influencers, leaders, and businesses, the virtual hub took audiences on various thematic journeys, delving deep into specialist topics, practical solutions and ambitious actions that are paving a path towards a nature-positive future.

11-14 October, 8th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment

The OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment sends its sincere wishes to all its stakeholders to stay safe and healthy during these challenging times. The Centre is pleased to announce that the 8th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment will be held virtually from 11-14 October 2021. The Forum will be convened as a series of high-level panels and parallel sessions over the course of four half-days. More information here.

11-15 October, Online CBD COP15

The first part of the meetings took place virtually from 11 to 15 October 2021, with the second part reconvening in face-to-face meetings in Kunming, China from 25 April to 8 May 2022. The first part included the opening of the Meetings and addressed agenda items that have been identified as essential for the continuation of the operations of the Convention and the Protocols by the Bureau. This included meetings about administrative matters and technical issues related to CBD programmes. There was 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. More information here

1-12 November, UNFCCC COP26

The 26th conference of the UN on climate under British presidency and in partnership with Italy will be held in Glasgow from November 1st to 12th 2021. More news here.

11-14 november 2021, Paris Peace Forum

18 November, UN Food System “Transforming Food Systems and combatting climate change”

Following the COP26 summit to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), this virtual event will serve as an opportunity to underscore the inextricable link between climate and food, building on the outcome of both the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) and COP26, and looking into the next year’s COP27. This virtual event on Thursday 18 November 2021, at 16:00 - 17:30 EAT/ 08:00 - 09:30 EST aims to galvanize broad support and commitment to collaborate, including driving a policy/political support on the need to foster linkages and action in support of both the food systems and climate agenda. Register here.

24 November, virtual High-Profile Dialogue ‘On the road to Kunming – Spotlight on Central Asia’s Biodiversity Conservation

This event was organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), with the support of the European Commission. The conversation highlighted in three 45-minute sessions, examples of positive initiatives taking place across the region thanks to partnerships built between civil society organizations and governments, businesses and communities. It also discussed the ongoing and future financial opportunities supporting investment for biodiversity conservation, and highlight opportunities and the role of Central Asia in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The agenda for the Virtual High-Profile Dialogue is available here.

26 November, Youth Climate and Sustainability Round Table

The EESC is organizing the second Youth Climate and Sustainability Round Table, which took place on 26 November, 11.00-12.00 CEST. Commissioner Sinkevičius participated in the event and the main topic was biodiversity. More information here.

31 November – 1 December, European Business and Nature Summit 2021 – Scaling up business action for nature

Business leaders and policymakers met in November at the 2021 European Business and Nature Summit (EBNS) - a high-level political and technical forum - to capitalise on the growing awareness that businesses impact and depend on nature and the ecosystem services it provides. They aimed to mobilize the business community and strengthen the European "Business for Biodiversity movement" called upon by the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. More information here.

9 December, Sixth BioTrade Congress: Trande and biodiversity for a positive future

BioTrade Congress brings together BioTrade partners as well as specialists and experts on various issues surrounding trade and biodiversity. This year’s congress will  bring together various actors to explore how trade supports and impacts nature’s contribution to people. The 6th BioTrade Congress addressed these issues as well as propose recommendations and actions to seize trade and biodiversity opportunities while reducing biodiversity loss and building resilient livelihoods and economies. The congress also contributed to ongoing processes such as the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, the SDGs and UNCTAD’s Bridgetown Covenant. It was conducted in a virtual interactive format with panel discussions and parallel sessions on topics closely related to biodiversity. More information here.

2 December, Webinars on the Data Reporting Tool for MEAs – DaRT

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, together with the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), are organizing webinars to introduce the Data Reporting Tool for MEAs (DaRT).  This tool aims to support Parties in the effective use of synergies in biodiversity knowledge and information management for national reporting to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The webinars introduced the rationale behind DaRT, provide an overview of the functionalities of the tool and explain what added value it can bring to the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.  The webinars specifically focused on practical experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of DaRT and feature a presentation from Cameroon. More information here.

27-28 January, Special session — 40º anniversary of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

The Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean will mark its 40th anniversary with a special session in Costa Rica on January 27 and 28, 2022. The meeting will strengthen regional cooperation in the face of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. More information here.

31 January, Aligning Public Development Banks with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and WWF organize the Webinar: "Aligning Public Development Banks with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework". During this webinar, The Biodiversity Consultancy (TBC) will present the results of the study"Public Development Banks And Biodiversity: How PDBs can align with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework" conducted with WWF France. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Development Bank of the Philippines will then join a panel to discuss the different levers of action for development banks to align with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: From commitments to actions for nature

On 28 February 2022, from 18:30 – 19:30 East African Time,  a high-level flagship side event will be organized at the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) to see how countries are raising their ambitions and taking action on ecosystem restoration. Register here

1 February,Introduction to the co-chairs’ reflections document – CBD webinar

The Co-Chairs of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020) with support from the Secretariat are organizing an information briefing in which the Co-Chairs will present their Reflections Report on the first part of the third meeting of the Working Group, as released on 1 December 2021.To accommodate Parties, other governments and relevant organizations in different time zones, the first session will be held on 1 February 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (EST), and the second on 7 February 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (EST). More information here.

2 February, World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day, celebrated annually on 2 February, aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. More information here

9-11 February, One Ocean Summit

The One Ocean Summit announced by Emmanuel Macron at IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held in Brest on 9-11 February 2022. More information here Programme here.

17-18 February, EU – Africa Union Summit – Brussels

22 February – 2 March 2022, Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2)

The first session of UNEA-5 (UNEA-5.1) was held online on 22-23 February 2021 with a revised and streamlined agenda that focused on urgent and procedural decisions. UNEA-5.1 was prepared at the fifth meeting of the Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, which was organized online on 15-16 February 2021. Substantive matters that require in-depth negotiations were deferred to a resumed in-person session of UNEA-5 on 28 February – 2 March 2022 (UNEA-5.2). UNEA-5.2 will be followed by a Special Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-SS), to be held 3-4 March 2022, which will be devoted to commemorate of the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNEP in 1972. More information here.

23 February, 2nd UNEA Cities and Regions Summit – “Flip the Script: Cities and Nature”

Cities are hubs of innovation and opportunity that connect people and ideas. While we may currently see cities as centers of biodiversity loss and pollution, characterized by areas vulnerable to negative climate change impacts, it does not always have to be so. It is in cities that humanity can start to truly ‘make peace with nature’, where we can come together to design and redesign the way we live and manage our urban infrastructure with nature in mind. More information here.

1 March, UNEA – 5: Flagship Side Event for the Resumed Fifth Session of the UN Environment Assembly

 Convened by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this flagship side event will highlight how actors across government and society can contribute to ensuring the effective and immediate implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework in an inclusive manner once it is adopted in Kunming. Panelists will also discuss the policies, programmes, multi-stakeholder action, and partnerships needed to advance early implementation. More information here.

3 March, World Wildlife Day

"Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration": UN World Wildlife Day 2022 will he held on March 3rd to raise awareness of the state of endangered and critically endangered wildlife, and to highlight the power of conservation efforts seeking to reverse their fate. More information here.

3 March, EU Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) hosts a virtual dialogue on 3rd March 2022 / 2:00-4:00 pm CET (World Wildlife Day) that will present lessons learned and discuss challenges and opportunities for a renewed EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking, including how the EU can support the fight against wildlife trafficking in the field in partner countries. More information & registration here.

3-4 March, UNEP50: Special Session of the UN Environment Assembly

The fifth United Nations Environment Assembly will be followed by a special session, to be held 3 - 4 March, 2022, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It will be called UNEP@50. More information here.

14-29 March, OEWG3, SBSTTA 24, SBI3, Geneva

Open-Ended Working Group (WG2020) on the Post-202o Global Framework Agreement, CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) and CBD Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3) will all be held in Geneva from March 14th to 29th 2022. More information here.

26 March, Earth Hour

Every year, at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March, millions of people across the world show their support for our planet, raising awareness of nature loss and climate change - the two biggest threats facing our one home. More information here.

29-31 March, The Nature of Cities Festival

Join the The Nature of Cities Festival this 29-31 March 2022 to build cities that are better for nature and all people. More information here.

13-14 April, Our Ocean Conference – Palau

The Republic of Palau will host the 7th Our Ocean Conference on April 13 and 14 of 2022. The conference’s theme is “Our Ocean, Our People, Our Prosperity,” which draws on Palau’s rich tradition as an ocean society and focuses on islander perspectives and approaches to ensuring the health of our ocean.

More information here

9-20 May 2022, UNCCD COP15, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022.

The COP15 theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity', is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.  ​

More information here.

11-13 May, ICLEI’s World Congress: The Malmö Summit

The Summit will underline the pivotal role local and regional governments can play in bringing strategic actors together to create bold, sustainable urban change. More information here.

17-21 May, Africities Summit

Africities Summit will be organized in Kisumu, Kenya, and will explore the Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the Implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063. More information here.

22-26 May, World Economic Forum – Davos

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will take place in the summer in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme Working Together, Restoring Trust. More information here.

22 May, International Day for Biological Diversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year slogan will be "Building a shared future for all life".

2-3 June, UNEP Stockholm +50

(Stockholm+50) is an international meeting convened by the United Nations General Assembly to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 2-3 June 2022. It will commemorate the 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which made the environment a pressing global issue for the first time. Some 122 countries attended, and participants adopted a series of principles on the environment, including the Stockholm Declaration and Action Plan for the Human Environment. More information here.

5 June, World Environment Day

The Government of the Sweden will host World Environment Day 2022 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The year 2022 marks 50 years since the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment – the 1972 Stockholm Conference that led to the creation of UNEP and designating 5 June every year as World Environment Day.

More information here.

7-9 June, WorldBio 2022

WorldBio2022 – Local and subnational governments gather to promote actionable interventions for the GBF implementation towards 2030

In the wake of World Environment Day, the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support launches the hybrid event WorldBio2022, hosted online and on-site in Brazil on 7-9 June 2022 by the Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment of the State Government of Sao Paulo (SIMA), in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), ICLEI, Regions4 and GIZ. More here.

8 June, World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day supports collaborative conservation, working with its global network of youth and organizational leaders in over 140 countries, and providing free and customizable promotional and actionable resources. World Ocean Day is powered by the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council.

More information here.

14-15 June, European Development Days 2022

The European Development Days (EDD) are back for their 15th edition on 14 and 15 June in Brussels and online. The hybrid event will focus on “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world.” Over the years, the EDD community has become a strong, collaborative and inclusive network. Once more, let us join forces in building an outstanding and inspiring programme. More information here.

21-26 June, Fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – Nairobi, Kenya

In the wake of World Environment Day, the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support launches the hybrid event WorldBio2022, hosted online and on-site in Brazil on 7-9 June 2022 by the Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment of the State Government of Sao Paulo (SIMA), in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), ICLEI, Regions4 and GIZ. More information here

26 June, 2nd World Biodiversity Forum “Inspiration for Action”

From June 26 to July 1, 2022 at Congress Center Davos, Switzerland & online, will be held the 2nd World Biodiversity Forum. Program is already online, and registration is open here.

26-28 June, G7 Summit – Germany

The G7 Summit 2022 will take place from 26 to 28 June at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps – as did the last G7 Summit under the German Presidency in June 2015. It is also the seventh Summit to be held in Germany. More information here.

26-30 June, World Urban Forum – Poland

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization. WUF11 will be held in the Polish city of Katowice from 26-30 June 2022. More information here.

27 June – 1 July, UN Ocean Conference

The forthcoming Ocean Conference, convened from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal and that the Governments of Kenya and Portugal shall retain co-hosting responsibilities. , co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As one of the first milestones of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ newly launched Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action. More information here.

13 July, Webinar: Nature Positive Trade for Sustainable Development 2030

This webinar will provide updates on the discussions on trade and biodiversity in the context of the GBF and the WTO, including the outcomes of the 4th Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on the GBF and 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12), both taking place in June. Speakers/Discussants:

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) [TBC]
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Government and business representatives, e.g., UNCTAD and ITC partners
  • Forum on Trade, Environment & the SDGs (TESS)
Please find the agenda and website here.

3-9 July, 9th session of the Plenary of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

The ninth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES 9) is planned to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 3 to 9 July 2022. IPBES 9 will be preceded by regional consultations and a Stakeholder Day on 2 July 2022. Check out the agenda here.

18-23 July, IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress

The Government of Rwanda will in July 2022 host the inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) to discuss conservation of the continent’s protected areas. This comes after the relaunch of APAC in Kigali, Rwanda on 20th April 2021. More information here.

9 August, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

There are over 476 million indigenous peoples living in 90 countries across the world, accounting for 6.2 per cent of the global population. Indigenous peoples are the holders of a vast diversity of unique cultures, traditions, languages and knowledge systems. They have a special relationship with their lands and hold diverse concepts of development based on their own worldviews and priorities. More information here

22 August, 6th European Congress of Conservation Biology “Biodiversity crisis in a changing world”

From August 22 to 26, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, will hold the 6th European Congress of Conservation Biology. More information here.  

28 August, INTECOL 2022 «Frontiers in Ecology: Science & Society»

More information here.

G20 – Presidency Indonesia

21 September, World Biodiversity Summit

The first phase of the World Biodiversity Summit will take place in New York on the 21th of September during UNGA 77 and Climate Week NYC. The Summit is the pioneering global public-private partnership to address the urgent need for biodiversity restoration through nature-based solutions and nature-positive investments. The objective of World Biodiversity Summit is to bring economic growth within safe planetary boundaries while achieving the Paris Agreement Goals and supporting the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. More information here    

20-21 September, Innopolis Congress

The Innopolis Expo is a business meeting. It's an opportunity to showcase solutions to decision-makers in the public and private sectors. The exhibition gathers 6 sectors of activity in order to bring together the best of innovations dedicated to communities. More here

6 September, Business For Nature Webinar

Business for Nature is hosting a webinar to drive business momentum in the final sprint towards COP15. This webinar will aim to present how companies can engage in our COP15 Business Advocacy Campaign, as well as other opportunities for them to contribute towards a successful COP15 and the adoption of an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework. More here

19 – 24 September, Ninth Session of the Governing Body

The Ninth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held in New Delhi, India, from 19 to 24 September 2022. It will be preceded by regional and interregional consultations on 17 and 18 September 2022. More information here.

13-27 September: 77th session of the UN General Assembly

The 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77) will open on Tuesday, 13 September 2022. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 20 September 2022. More here

3-7 October, Daring Cities

The global virtual forum for urban leaders taking on the climate emergency. ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn welcome you to Daring Cities, a virtual, global forum on climate change for urban leaders taking on the climate emergency. Daring Cities is designed to empower urban decision-makers – such as mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers and community organizers – to lead in the climate emergency. More information here.

5-7 October, OECD Forum

The OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment is the annual flagship event of the OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment. Now in its 9th year, the Forum gathers senior policy makers and key public and private actors for action-oriented discussions on green and sustainable finance issues. More here.

31 October, World Cities Day

18-19 October, European Business & Nature Summit 2022

The European Business & Nature Summit 2022 will convene in Brussels on 18/19 October 2022. The summit is organised by the 𝗘𝗨 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 @ 𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 in partnership with the 𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺. The summit will host keynote speakers in high-level political round tables as well as thematic practical workshops to help businesses embark on their nature positive journey. More here

13-15 October, IUCN Leaders Forum

The first edition of the IUCN Leaders Forum, organised by IUCN together with the Korean Ministry of Environment and Jeju Self-governing Province, will be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 13 – 15 October 2022. It will focus on ‘Building nature-positive economies and societies’. More information here.

15 November, World Biodiversity Summit

The second phase of the World Biodiversity Summit will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh on the 15th of November during COP27. The Summit is the pioneering global public-private partnership to address the urgent need for biodiversity restoration through nature-based solutions and nature-positive investments. The objective of World Biodiversity Summit is to bring economic growth within safe planetary boundaries while achieving the Paris Agreement Goals and supporting the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. More information here

5-13 November, COP14 RAMSAR

The 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands actions for people and nature (COP14) will take place in a hybrid format in Wuhan, China, at East Lake International Conference Center (ELICC), and in Geneva, Switzerland, at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG). Check the agenda here.

28 November – 1 December, Second Deep-Dive “Greening Cities: Urban Nature and Biodiversity to promote Nature Positive Development”

The second deep-dive learning will take place in Paris from November 28 to December 1, 2022 and will be delivered in a hybrid format – both on-site and online. Paris Municipality will host the on-site segment. It will be jointly organized by Paris Municipality, World Bank, AFD, Expertise France, IUCN and ICLEI.

11-12 November, Paris Peace Forum

The 5th edition of the Forum will focus on rethinking global cooperation mechanisms, heeding the diversity of stakeholders’ narratives and priorities, so that it can function again and overcome the multi-dimensional crises affecting us all, in a more inclusive way. Read more here.

7-18 November, UNFCCC COP27

The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 7-18 November 2022. More information here.

14-25 November, COP CITES

The 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP19) will take place from 14th to 25th November in Panama. Read more here.

5-17 December, 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Biodiversity COP15, chaired by China will Conclude in Montreal Dec. 5 to 17 with Expected Approval of Landmark Global Agreement for Nature and People. The decision was confirmed at a meeting of the Bureau of the CBD on Tuesday and announced as Parties to the CBD convene in Nairobi (June 21-26) to advance negotiations on an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework that will set the world on a path to bend the curve on nature loss. More information here

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