UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

Event Date: 
April 25, 2022 to May 8, 2022

Dates: 11 - 15 October 2021; Online | 25 April - 8 May 2022; In-person, Kunming, China

Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as- usual scenarios. The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post 2020 framework 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.

The Conference will also look at the implementation of the protocols of the Convention on Biological Diversity that deal with the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of nature, and the safe transport, handling and labelling of Living Modified Organisms.

The UN Biodiversity Conference, which includes the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15), www.cbd.int/meetings/COP-15, is to be convened in two parts, the 10th meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CP-MOP 10) and the 4th meeting of Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (NP-MOP 4).

Media accreditation

Two forms of COP-15 media accreditation will be available.

1) Online accreditation (available now) provides access to:

  • Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Global Biodiversity Framework (23 August to 3 September 2021) and news conferences
  • The UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15/COP-MOP10/COP-MOP4) Part 1, October 11-15 (Opening events Mon. 11 October; High-Level Segment, Oct. 12-13; Closing news conference Oct. 15)
  • UN Biodiversity Conference (Phase 2) Kunming, 25 April - 8 May 2022.

Find details to apply for online accreditation here.

2) On-Site accreditation (to open at a future date) provides in-person access to:

  • UN Biodiversity Conference (Phase 2) Kunming, 25 April - 8 May 2022.



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