Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the fourth session took place as webinar, on March 19, 2020. Speakers provided analysis on latest biodiversity negotiations sessions which took place on Rome, February 24-29, and gave an overview of the possible next steps.


COP15 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in late 2020 in China (Kunming), and will see the adoption of a new global framework for post-2020 biodiversity governance. This negotiation process is underway and the agenda for discussions ahead of Kunming is already very full and complex.

To make it easier for French actors to follow these events and to improve their collective understanding of the issues, and if possible to facilitate their involvement in preparations for COP15, the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and the Office Français de la Biodiversité (OFB - French Biodiversity Office) will be jointly organising regular meetings (approximately every three months) until late 2020, to provide an opportunity to analyse and appropriate international current events concerning biodiversity.

These regular meetings will bring together a broad range of French actors (government and agencies, local authorities, research, NGOs, companies, journalists, and political parties). This series of events and the actors taking part will form the “Biodiversity Platform 2020”.

The first edition was held on 27 June at Sciences Po, the second meeting was held at the OFB on 20 September 2019, and the third meeting was held on 17 January 2020 at Sciences Po.

The fourth meeting of the Biodiversity Platform 2020 will be held on 19 March from 3pm to 4.30pm. The session will look back at the negotiation session held in Rome from 24 to 29 February.

An event organised in partnership with Sciences Po, as part of the Make it Work initiative.