COP15 in Montreal, Canada
December 7 - December 19
Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Protocols (Nagoya and Cartagena Protocols) will meet in Montreal, Canada to discuss the progress and challenges of these international instruments and make decisions on next steps. COP 15 is key as Parties must agree on the Post-2020 Global Diversity Framework and set the global targets for the next 10 years regarding the three objectives of the Convention. How the use of Digital Sequence Information (DSI) is seen under these frameworks is a contentious issue that is expected to be discussed throughout the meetings.
The German Nagoya Protocol HuB team will be attending the meetings, follow up the progress of the discussions through our social media accounts.
The three meetings occurring in parallel are:
-Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two) – COP15
-Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing – MOP4
-Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – MOP10