24-29 February 2020 Rome, Lazio, Italy
Second Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

On 31 January 2020, the CBD Secretariat announced that the venue for this event has been changed, due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019. This event was originally scheduled to take place in Kunming, China. The event will now take place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, on the same dates as originally scheduled.

The second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will convene to advance preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The negotiating process will culminate in the adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the UN Biodiversity Conference in 2020. 

This is the second of three preparatory meetings, with the first meeting convening on 27-30 August 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya to consider: outcomes of regional and thematic consultations conducted and other contributions received regarding the post-2020 process; potential elements of the structure and scope of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; future work programme of the Working Group on Post-2020; and tasks that may be allocated to other intersessional bodies and processes, including the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions, and the Subsidiary Body on Implementation.

The third meeting was expected to convene from 27-31 July 2020 in 
Cali, Colombia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates were changed.  

dates: 24-29 February 2020
location: Rome, Lazio, Italy
www: https://www.cbd.int/conferences/post2020

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