Monitoring the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: The Role of Official Statistics

Please note that this event is in-person only and will be taking place at UN Headquarters in New York City.

After multiple years of preparation and negotiation, the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF) at its 15th meeting in December 2022. The GBF is an inclusive and transformative agenda for protecting, restoring and sustainably using and managing biodiversity and ecosystems. 

The GBF includes a monitoring framework designed to ensure that implementation of the GBF is results-oriented and can be monitored in a transparent manner.

The monitoring framework presents a clear recognition of the role of official statistics and national statistical offices in developing and implementing the framework, as well as the role of statistical standards such as the SEEA in providing high-quality, relevant and coherent data. An ad hoc technical expert group will be established to advise on further operationalization of the monitoring framework and presents a unique opportunity to ensure that nationally owned official statistics on the environment and economy can contribute to national and global monitoring efforts.   

This in-person high-level side event will provide an opportunity for official statisticians and policymakers to come together to discuss the critical role of national statistical offices in the success of the GBF.  


  • Chaired by Andre Loranger (Assistant Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada)
  • Opening remarks by David Cooper (Executive Secretary, Officer in Charge; CBD Secretariat)
  • Overview of the GBF and national and global reporting mechanisms- Jillian Campbell (Head of Monitoring, Review and Reporting; CBD Secretariat)
  • SEEA and the Monitoring Framework- Alessandra Alfieri (Chief, Environmental Economic Accounts Section, UNSD)
  • Panel discussion on biodiversity monitoring, moderated by Amanda Clark (Programme Manager Physical Environment Accounts and Statistics; Australian Bureau of Statistics)
    • Paloma Merodio Gomez (Vice President, National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico)
    • Midori Paxton (Head of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP)
    • Camilo Andres Mendez Coronado (Coordinator of National and International Relations, National Administrative Department of Statistics of Colombia)

Event Date

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm

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