Montreal, 3 September 2021. Discussions at the virtual third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) went into recess today, following positive and constructive exchanges that bring the world closer to a clear, ambitious and transformative global framework necessary to accelerate the transformations needed to safeguard the health of the planet.
• Discussions at the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework met, and in some areas, exceeded expectations
• Meeting helped advance work on global biodiversity framework geared towards reversing nature loss in the next decade and safeguarding the health of the planet
• Formal negotiations on framework to resume in January 2022, prior to its adoption at COP-15 in Kunming, China in May 2022.
Over the past two weeks, governments, together with a broad range of key stakeholder groups, engaged in in-depth discussions centred on refining all the goals, targets and elements needed to make the framework both ambitious and transformative, and to ensure that its Draft One, released in July, now reflects the full range and richness of their views.