The post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) is intended to guide the biodiversity strategies and action plans of countries around the world for the coming decade. Its adoption has been delayed for two years, along with the delay of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15). COP15 will now take place in Montreal, Canada from 7-19 December 2022. This session will explain the GBF, and the process for its finalisation and adoption.
While the main focus of COP15 will be on finalising and approving the GBF, this session will also look at other key topics at COP15 including digital sequencing information, which may or may not form part of the framework. We will also discuss with the panellists which of the targets in the GBF are most important to their national context.