In light of the COVID-19 crisis, COP15 has been postponed to 2021. Further information will be available in due course.

The 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will take place on 15 – 28 October 2020 in Kunming China alongside 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) . The theme for this “super-year” COP is “Ecological Civilization: Building a shared future for all life on earth”.

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.

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