UN Biodiversity Convention’s science body to exchange views on key biodiversity issues

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) subsidiary body on science will hold an information session on 17-19, 24-26 February to prepare for the formal meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24) scheduled for later this year.

The informal meeting will serve as an opportunity for Parties and observers to explore the virtual format, and to exchange opinions on key agenda items on the road to developing a scientifically and technically sound post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The framework will be further reviewed for adoption later this year at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the CBD that will be hosted by the Government of China.

Parties and observers will provide inputs on the framework, including indicators to monitor progress in implementation, will support the recommendations to be developed by SBSTTA-24 for consideration by the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and COP-15.