New Global Biodiversity Agreement: Two-part summit for nature announced

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The Convention on Biological Diversity has issued the programme for its next Conference and Meetings of the Parties to be held in Kunming, China. It also opened the registration for media.

The conferences (COP15/COP-MOP10/COP-MOP4) are
organized in two parts. Part 1 will take place on 11-15 October 2021 as a virtual event. It will include an online high-level segment. 

The in-person
meetings and Part 2 of the conference will resume on 25 April - 8 May 2022. The Parties will conclude negotiations and decide on the new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. A high-level segment will also take place. 

The Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
will meet online starting next week, 23 August - 3 September 2021
, to prepare the advance draft text. A high-level segment is also planned during this session.

Decisive in-person meetings that were
planned for October in China were paused for a few more months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Online accreditation of media for the events taking place now is available immediately. Accreditation for next years' meeting will open at a future date. 

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