Road to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Upcoming meetings

IUCN World Conservation Congress, 3-11 September 2021, Marseille, France

COP-15, 11-15 October 2021 and 25 April - 8 May 2022, Kunming, China

As the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 is reaching its end, negotiations are underway for the creation of a new global biodiversity framework under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This page is regularly updated with recent developments, upcoming milestones, resources and opportunities for engagement for the SEEA community with regards to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.


Recent milestones

The twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), which was held in May/June 2021, carried out a scientific and technical review of the draft goals and targets of the monitoring framework of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF), as well as related indicators and baselines under the proposed monitoring framework. The monitoring frameowrk contains several references to the SEEA and the role of natural capital accounting. The third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) was also held during this time. These two meetings built upon the work achieved in Feburary 2020 during the second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-2), which discussed the zero draft of the framework, which had been prepared by the co-chairs of the OEWG. 

Future plans

Based on the outcomes of 2021 meetings of the two subsidiary bodies (SBSTTA and SBI), the co-chairs of the OEWG are tasked to prepare a first draft of the post-2020 GBF, to be considered by the OEWG at its third meeting in August/September 2021. 

The COP-15 is planned to take place in Kunming from 11-15 October 2021 and 25 April to 8 May 2022.