TWN Info Service on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge (Nov19/01)
22 November 2019
Third World Network

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity

Negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) have begun. The timeframe for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiverity Targets which currently guide the CBD’s implementation is until 2020. As such, new negotiations under an Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) were launched to address the CBD’s implementation in the period post-2020.

The first meeting of the OEWG on the post-2020 GBF was held in August in Nairobi, Kenya.  Subsequent meetings will be held next year in China and Colombia.

The process envisaged for the development of the post-2020 GBF include not just the meetings of the OEWG, but also a range of other meetings, consultations and workshops. This includes official meetings that have been mandated by the Conference of the Parties of the CBD.

The eleventh meeting of the Ad Hoc OEWG on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the CBD (on the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous peoples and local communities) and the twenty-third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice are taking place in Montreal over the period 20 – 29 November.

These meetings have been tasked with providing recommendations to the next meeting of the OEWG on the post-2020 GBF, which will be held in February 2020.

In addition, the Co-Chairs of the OEWG on the post-2020 GBF will hold an informal session on 24 November in Montreal to present a preliminary overview of the ‘zero draft’ negotiation text and a detailed workplan of the post-2020 GBF process.

In light of the current meetings in Montreal, we wish to share two background TWN Briefings on the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – ‘Cornerstones of the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework’ and ‘Crucial biodiversity talks begin for post-2020 actions’.

With best wishes,

Third World Network