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UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

Montreal, Canada 05 December, 09:00 - 17 December 2022, 17:00

The resumed 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will take place in Montreal, Canada, from 5-17 December 2022.

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP), which , is taking place in two parts over 2021 and 2022, and starts today.

During the UN Biodiversity Conference, it is hoped that nations will adopt a new global framework for the protection of biodiversity and address the mainstreaming of biodiversity into economic sectors and society.

Governments from across the globe will convene with the aim to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the CBD post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) process. The framework sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled.

Ipieca and CBD COP15

As an observer to the United Nations, Ipieca has played a key role in attending preparatory meetings, providing feedback on the draft post-2020 framework, and making interventions on behalf of the Ipieca membership.

Ipieca attended the pre-COP meetings, including the 3rd Open Ended Working Group, the 3rd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, and the 24th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice took place on 13-29 March 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Promoting the industry’s good practice and developing tools to support the industry to operationalise the GBF will be key components for the effective implementation of the GBF. Ipieca continues to actively engage with its members, partners and CBD Secretariat in order to prepare for CBD COP15 which will mark the launch of the GBF.

Learn more about Ipieca's role with the UN CBD.