A summary of the conference will be available in the next few days.

The COPs (Conferences of the Parties) of the Convention on Biological Diversity are held every two years. COP15, held in Montreal under the Chinese presidency in December 2022, saw the adoption of a global framework for biodiversity, setting targets and objectives to be achieved by 2030 and 2050. The COP stressed the need to involve all stakeholders, from all sectors, in implementing this global framework.

IDDRI and the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB), in partnership with Mines Paris -  School of the Université PSL, will provide a review of progress made in this mobilisation in the run-up to COP16, scheduled for autumn 2024.


  • 9am - Welcome coffee
  • 9:30am - 9:40am - Introduction
    • Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director, IDDRI, and Jasha Oosterbaan, Director, ISIGE Mines Paris PSL
  • 9:40am - 9:55am - Keynote speech - Issues for France at COP16
    • Sylvie Lemmet, French Ambassador for the Environment
  • 9:55am - 10:40am - Round Table 1: What progress has been made in revising and implementing the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs)? Perspectives from France, Madagascar and Brazil.
    • Marine Braud, Former ecological adviser to the French Prime Minister and the President of the French Republic
    • Rantonirina Rakotoaridera, CBD Madagascar Focal Point
    • Luiz de Andrade Filho, Head of the Climate & Environment Department, Embassy of Brazil in France
    • Moderation: Agnès Hallosserie, Director, Biodiversity Programme, IDDRI
  • 10:40am - 11:00am - Coffee break
  • 11am - 11:45am - Round Table 2 - The engagement of the private sector in the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework 
    • Nicolas Beaumont, Director, Sustainable Development & Impact, Michelin
    • Moderation: Léna Spinazzé, Deputy Director, IDDRI
  • 11:45am - 12:15pm - Presentation - What mechanisms does the CBD need to ensure that the Kunming-Montreal Global Framework is effectively being implemented?
    • Juliette Landry, Research Fellow, Biodiversity Programme, IDDRI
  • 12:15pm - 12:30pm - Conclusion
    • Sandrine Cadic, Deputy Director General for Territories and Overseas France, OFB 
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Cocktail lunch