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15th Conference of Parties of the UNCBD (COP15)
April 25 - May 8
The United Nations Conference on Biodiverisity will be held in Kunming, China.
This second part of COP 15 will be a face-to-face meeting in Kunming, China, from April 25 – May 8, 2022.
The UN Biodiversity Conference was originally scheduled to take place from October 15-28, 2020, in Kunming, China, but was postponed on March 23, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 15, 2020, the CBD announced the meeting would take place from May 17-30, 2021. On March 18, 2021 the CBD Secretariat updated parties that the meetings would take place from October 11-24, 2021, in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.
The Conference comprises the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the tenth Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Cartagena Protocol COP/MOP 10), and the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (Nagoya Protocol COP/MOP 4).
CBD COP 15 will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is also anticipated that the final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be taken, together with decisions on related topics including capacity building and resource mobilization. As part of the process to develop the post-2020 framework, an open-ended intersessional Working Group, co-chaired by Francis Ogwal (Uganda) and Basile van Havre (Canada), provides the framework for negotiations. The first meeting of the Working Group took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 27-30 August 2019. Its second meeting took place in Rome, Italy, from 24-28 February 2020. The third meeting of the Working Group was expected to convene from 27-31 July 2020 in Colombia but was postponed due to the pandemic.