FAO at the Conference of the Parties – COP15

Hybrid Event, 07/12/2022 - 19/12/2022

The Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in Montréal, Canada, 7–19 December 2022, under the Presidency of the People's Republic of China. 

FAO, as an observer, will be supporting member countries with technical advice both within and outside the negotiations, as well as leading and co-leading events. 

A key objective of COP15 is the adoption of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which will outline what countries need to do, individually and collectively, to conserve, protect, restore and sustainably manage biodiversity for the next eight years.  

FAO is committed to supporting countries in the implementation of the Framework, for which the transformation of agrifood systems is critical.  

Parties at COP15 will also consider other topics of relevance to FAO, including soil biodiversity, marine and coastal biodiversity, sustainable wildlife management, digital sequence information on genetic resources and invasive alien species. 

As COP15 President, the People's Republic of China will convene the High-level Segment under the theme “Ecological Civilization-Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth” to support the final stages of the negotiations on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and related decisions. 


time: 10:30 (EDT) / venue: Place Québec, Action Zone

Fireside chat with the Quadripartite for One Health


Restoration Day
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TIME: 13:15 (EDT) / VENUE: 511AD

Wild meat and the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: highlights from the Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme
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The flyer available here

TIME: 8:30 (EDT) / VENUE: Rio Conventions’ Pavilion

An Ocean of life: Knowledge and Solutions for Marine and Coastal Biodiversity under the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
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Time: 13:15 (EDT) / Venue: 513D

Achieving Post-2020 targets through Sustainable Bioeconomy in Agrifood Systems
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