Dr Alison Hutchinson and Dr Teresa Lappe-Osthege will be attending the negotiations on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at the CoP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal (7-19 December 2022).
Following the Climate Change Conference CoP27 in Egypt and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) CoP19 in Panama, governments will negotiate a new regulatory framework for biodiversity conservation which is intended to provide strategic guidance for national targets and policies over the coming decade. The conference will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal and will be preceded by the 5th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, tasked with the preparation of the draft agreement.
The current draft agreement identifies 21 action targets centring around the reduction of threats to biodiversity, sustainable and equitable management and use of biodiversity, and implementation and mainstreaming of biodiversity across sectors. Negotiations will be framed by an array of side events that bring together stakeholders to discuss issues ranging from knowledge management and the role of science in policy-making, to the sustainable use of wild species and “biodiversity-positive” business.
Our team members Dr Alison Hutchinson and Dr Teresa Lappe-Osthege will be attending the sessions between 3rd and 11th December. To follow their CoP15 coverage, stay in touch on Twitter via @DrAliHutchinson and @tlappeosthege.