2022/012: Updated CMS Secretariat Recommendations for the Current Text of the Draft Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The CMS Secretariat is pleased to share a set of recommendations for possible text changes with respect to reflecting CMS priorities in the current version of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) resulting from the fourth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the GBF (WG2020/4, Nairobi, June 2022).

These recommendations are provided to support upcoming consultations and negotiations including those of the Informal Group on the GBF (26-30 September 2022 - Montreal, Canada) and those which will be held at the Fifth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the GBF (WG2020/5, 3 - 5 December 2022 - Montreal, Canada) and finally at the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CBD (COP15, 7-19 December 2022).

These recommendations have also been submitted to the 53rd Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee (19-20 October 2022 – Bonn, Germany) as document UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.17/Add.1.

CMS focal points and stakeholders are encouraged to consider these recommendations and to liaise with CBD focal points and others who will attend these meetings to ensure that CMS priorities are reflected in the GBF.

Additional recommendations on operational aspects of the GBF that will be taken up only at COP15, as well as on other COP15 agenda items of interest to CMS, will be provided at a later stage.

For any further information, please contact Laura Cerasi, Fundraising and Partnerships Officer, CMS Secretariat, E-mail: [email protected].

Last updated on 14 September 2022