The Covid-19 crisis has disorganized the preparations for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which should have been adopted in October 2020 at the 1 Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, China. Since spring 2020, the many steps leading to COP 15 have been partially carried out through online discussions, which have nevertheless enabled the co-chairs of the negotiating group on the post-2020 framework to prepare the first draft, which was published last July. This first draft was the basis for discussions at the third meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG-3), which took place from 23 August 23 to September 3, 2021. The dates for COP 15 have now been set: a high-level segment is expected to take place in October, followed by the adoption of the post-2020 framework in late April/early May 2022.

Now that the groundwork for the framework’s adoption has been carried out, IDDRI and the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB) organized the 6th Biodiversity Platform!

This meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the first draft, the OEWG-3 discussions, as well as the IUCN World Conservation Congress (September, 3-11). The exchanges were also an opportunity to analyse the main issues at stake in COP15 negotiations, from its official opening in China on next October 11 to the actual adoption of the post-2020 framework in spring 2022. 


  • Norbert Bärlocher, Senior Diplomatic Advisor at Federal Office for the Environment FOEN - International Affairs
  • Maud Lelièvre, IUCN Regional Councillor and Chair of the French IUCN Committee
  • Basile van Havre, Co-Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on the post-2020 framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • Sylvie Lemmet, Ambassador of France for the Environment
  • Cyrille Barnerias, Director European and International Relations, OFB
  • Julien Rochette, Coordinator of the post-2020 international governance of biodiversity initiative & Ocean Programme Director, IDDRI
  • Juliette Landry, Research Fellow, International biodiversity governance, IDDRI
  • Clément Métivier, Policy Advisor, WWF-UK
  • Pierre Cannet, Advocacy Director, WWF France
  • Camille Guibal, Policy advisor, International Biodiversity negotiations - CBD national Focal Point
  • Jean-Baptiste d'Isidoro, Editor at the Environment and Climate Branch - CBD Focal Point, French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
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