OEWG3 Highlights

Discussions at the virtual third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) went into recess on 3 September 2021, following positive and constructive exchanges that bring the world closer to a clear, ambitious and transformative global framework necessary to accelerate the transformations needed to safeguard the health of the planet. Over the past two weeks, governments, together with a broad range of key stakeholder groups, engaged in in-depth discussions centred on refining all the goals, targets and elements needed to make the framework both ambitious and transformative, and to ensure that its Draft One, released in July, now reflects the full range and richness of their views.
 

Plenaries and Contact Groups

Governments, together with a broad range of key stakeholder groups, engaged in in-depth discussions centred on refining all the goals, targets and elements needed to make the framework both ambitious and transformative, and to ensure that the Draft  One of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, released in July 2021, now reflects the full range and richness of their views. 

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Biodiversity Pre-COP Colombia 2021

Delegates also helped build political momentum for COP-15 by convening a high-level Biodiversity Pre-COP event in the margins of the meeting, under the leadership of the Government of the Republic of Colombia, to promote the critical elements of the framework and ensure the level of ambition needed to safeguard and put biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030. 

The Pre-COP, hosted by President Iván Duque Márquez of the Government of Colombia, as host of WG2020-3, saw the participation of heads of State and government, and included announcements of commitments by governments that are members of the High Ambition Coalition and signatories to the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature.

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Please find the UN CBD press release here.