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First part of biodiversity conference closes, sets stage for adoption of post-2020 global framework

Huang Runqiu

With the participation of almost 2,918 delegates in Kunming, and 2478 connecting online, Part one of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) closed on Friday, October 15, 2021, setting the stage for the adoption of an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the resumption of the meeting in spring 2022. Minister of Ecology and Environment of China and COP15 President, Huang Runqiu The ...

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UN announces delay of biodiversity summit

Kunming

Following the first draft of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), officials announced on Tuesday, August 18, 2021 new dates for the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). Kunming, China, will host the biodiversity summit in person in May 2022 The biodiversity summit, where 196 countries will agree on an action plan for ending the nature ...

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Post-2020 global biodiversity framework: UN pauses virtual meetings

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Following six weeks of virtual meetings, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has completed the first part of the meetings of its scientific and implementation subsidiary bodies, essential to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework due for adoption later this year in Kunming, China. As planned the meetings have been suspended, with discussions set to resume face-to-face ...

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Nigeria, ECOWAS host regional biodiversity consultation

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS-CEDEAO) will host the first ECOWAS Regional Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) consultation on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for two days from Monday, August 10, 2020 through a webinar. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), ...

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UN Biodiversity moves to develop ambitious post-2020 global framework amid pandemic

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Due the continued uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as restrictions on travel and the convening of large physical gatherings, the 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24) and the 3rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on implementation (SBI-3), original scheduled for August 17 to 22 and August 24 to 29, 2020 respectively, will not ...

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