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Ipieca was formed in 1974 at the request of the UN Environment Programme to act as the UN-industry liaison channel.

As a non-lobby organization with UN CBD observer status, we have attended CBD COP events since the first one in 1994. Ipieca’s role at CBD COP15 is to participate in negotiations, feedback the outcomes to our members and when finalised integrate the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) into our workstreams, producing the good practice and tools to enable the oil, gas and alternative energy industry to operationalise the GBF and contribute to its targets.

Ipieca has provided industry feedback for the draft versions of GBF to ensure that it is as ambitious as possible and can be implemented across the industry. Ipieca participated in phase one of the COP15 in 2021, as well as the CBD Business and Biodiversity Week which followed. Ipieca has also taken part in the phase two pre-event meetings which focused on providing the scientific and technical knowledge the negotiators at COP15 need to make informed, ambitious policy decisions to support the realisation of the Paris Agreement.

While on site at COP15, the Ipieca delegation will use the opportunity to host, participate in and listen to events, workshop and meetings to explore opportunities for collaboration and to drive action on the issues under discussion, including:

  • CSBI side event on Nature positive: The emerging business as usual, 9 December 14:30-16:30, Action Zone, Place Quebec
  • Official CBD side event – Ipieca-IUCN event on Mainstreaming biodiversity in oil and gas and alternative energies, 9 December 18:15-19:45, Blue Zone side event 2 512F.