The Biodiversity Platform, co-organised by IDDRI and the OFB, is back!
A new date has just been announced for the 15th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15): October 11 to 24, 2021, in Kunming, China.
The COVID-19 crisis has hit the preparatory process of this major event for renewing policy responses to the ongoing erosion of biodiversity. After two decades of highly ambitious but weakly implemented international commitments, it is essential to lay the foundations for an international framework that will allow for targeted and regular assessment of efforts to reduce pressures on biodiversity and enhance equity in the use of natural resources, both within and between countries. This is the spirit of the Vision 2050 adopted at COP 10 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which serves as an international reference (for example, within the Agenda 2030): COP 15 must now set out a framework for cooperation, the means and concrete modalities for organising international cooperation to make this vision a reality.
This edition of the Biodiversity Platform offered a series of presentations followed by a debate between the participants and the public in order to shed light on the issues at stake in the current negotiations on biodiversity.
- Pierre Dubreuil, Director General of the OFB
- Jeanne N'Tain, Negotiator at the CBD for Côte d'Ivoire
- Pauline Teillac-Deschamp
- Basile van Havre, Co-Chair of the Negotiating Group on the Post-2020 Framework of the CBD
- Aleksandar Rankovic, Coordinator, Post-2020 International Biodiversity Governance, IDDRI