COP-15 Part One: Virtual Meetings

Monday, 11 October 2021 to Friday, 15 October 2021

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will convene in two parts. This will allow time for continued negotiations on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

From Monday 11 to Friday 15 October 2021, an official opening will take place online, followed by final negotiations on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework during face-to-face meetings in Kunming, China, Monday 25 April to Sunday 8 May 2022.

The opening meeting will address agenda items essential to the continued operations of the biodiversity convention and its two Protocols. It will also include a High-Level Segment to be held on 12 and 13 October and is expected to produce a Kunming Declaration adding political momentum to the Framework negotiations.

The second and resumed part of the meetings, taking place from 25 April to 8 May 2022 are expected to address the remaining agenda items, including the finalization and adoption of the post 2020 global biodiversity framework.

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