CBD WG2020-2

Closing Press Conference: UN Convention on Biodiversity negotiations

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
29.02.2020
 Rome time

Due to the ongoing situation following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in consultation with the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the COP (Conference of the Parties) Presidency and the Co-Chairs of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, has decided that the second meeting of the Working Group will take place in Rome, Italy at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the same dates, 24 – 29 February 2020.

 

The first round of negotiations on a new framework for coordinating global policies and action to restore and protect nature, comes to a close in Rome on Saturday, 29 February.  The negotiations are the first step in the consideration of an agreement that is expected to be adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, China, 15-28 Oct.

 

At this closing press conference, the senior CBD and other officials will

 

* describe the discussions that took place over the week;

 

* outline the next steps for the process;

 

 

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