Media briefing, UN Convention on Biodiversity negotiations

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
 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.


A new framework for coordinating global policies and action to restore and protect nature will be considered at the UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, China, 15-28 Oct. Negotiations on the draft agreement text take place in Rome 24-29 Feb. 

 Senior CBD and other officials will

* describe the draft agreement and negotiations;

* offer perspectives on the best-available science and evidence underlying the negotiations;

* outline the forthcoming Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO5) report (to be released 18 May)


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