UN Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two)

Event Date: 
December 5, 2022 to December 17, 2022

Biodiversity COP15, Chaired by China,
Will Conclude in Montreal Dec. 5 to 17 with
Expected Approval of Landmark Global Agreement

Date, venue confirmed as nations convene in Nairobi to continue work on final text of Global Biodiversity Framework to safeguard nature


With China in the Chair as President, the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will reconvene Dec. 5 to 17 in Montreal, Canada, where a new world agreement to safeguard nature is expected to be adopted.

The decision was confirmed at a meeting of the Bureau of the CBD on Tuesday and announced as Parties to the CBD convene in Nairobi (June 21-26) to advance negotiations on an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework that will set the world on a path to bend the curve on nature loss.

Originally planned for Kunming, China in 2020, COP15 was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and later split into a two-part event. Part 1 was successfully held in Kunming last October. Chinese President XI Jinping and other State leaders from eight Parties as well as the UN Secretary General made online presentations and speeches, reinforcing their commitment to address the biodiversity crisis. The Chinese Government, Yunnan province and the city of Kunming have been working continuously to ensure a successful COP15. 

The upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal comprises:

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