The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity decided on (decision 14/34
) a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework
, which is expected to be adopted in 2020.
The negotiations to develop the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be undertaken by a dedicated open-ended intersessional working group under the leadership of its two co-chairs
, Mr. Francis Ogwal (Uganda) and Mr. Basile van Havre (Canada) and overseen by the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties.
The Executive Secretary published (notification 2019-026
), an indicative chronology of key activities and milestones leading to the consideration of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework by COP-15, CP-MOP-10 and NP-MOP-4.
As a first step in the development of the post 2020 global biodiversity framework, a discussion document
summarizing and analyzing the views of Parties and observers
has been made available. This document included questions about the relationship between the Convention and the Protocols. Parties and observers were invited
to provide their views on the document as well as any other views on the scope and content of the global post-2020 biodiversity framework.
The meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol (decision CP-9/7
), requested the Liaison Group on the Cartagena Protocol
to contribute to the development of the relevant elements of the biosafety component in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, in consultation with the co-chairs of the Open-ended Working Group. The meeting of the Parties also requested the Secretariat to facilitate the participation of an adequate number of biosafety experts, including those with expertise on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress, in the development of the relevant elements of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, including in the relevant consultation workshop(s).