Conventions Oct 11 – Oct 15
Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD's Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is also anticipated that the final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be taken, together with decisions on related topics including capacity building and resource mobilization.
The "zero draft" for a post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has included a focus on ensuring work to preserve biodiversity contributes to "the nutrition, food security, and livelihoods of people, especially for the most vulnerable."
The theme of the 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference – "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth" aims at guiding global ecological civilization, and stresses that human and nature belong to a community with a shared future. It holds that people shall respect, conform to and protect nature, and shall work to realize sustainable use and benefit sharing of biological diversity, as well as the Vision of Living in Harmony with Nature by 2050.
"The first part of the COP15, including an official opening and a high-level segment, will take place both online and offline on Oct. 11-15, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
The second part, to be held in-person in the first half of 2022, will see broad and deepened negotiations towards an ambitious and practical post-2020 global biodiversity framework, said the ministry."
Official website: cop15-china.com.cn