The BBNJ treaty also known as the “Treaty of the High Seas”, is an international agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. This new instrument is being developed within the framework of the United Convention on the Law of…
Change of hosting country for COP15
Initially, the UN discussions aimed at striking a deal about the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework were planned in Kunming, China. Due to the China’s zero-Covid policy, the negotiations to set the global policy for the next decade will be held in Montreal, Canada, between December 5-17. China…
Ninth session of the Plenary of IPBES, 3 to 9 July 2022
The ninth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services ( IPBES 9 ) is planned to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 3 to 9 July 2022 . IPBES is unique – harnessing the best expertise from across all scientific disciplines and knowledge…
Political Monitoring of 23 June is out ! You can find the PDF version here De Kamer / La Chambre 1. 14/06/2022 | Environment committee | Question on page 9 Question de Patrick Prévot à Zakia Khattabi sur " Le commerce d'insectes" Vraag van Patrick Prévot aan Zakia Khattabi over "De handel in…
Biodiversity questions and discussions in Belgian and European Parliaments
Registrations and abstract submissions for the 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin are now open!  With great pleasure we would like to invite you at the 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, which will take place on March 6-10, 2023 in Kisangani, DR Congo.
The European Commission, the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the Wildlife Conservation Society are pleased to invite you to a conference on 'Scaling up EU Impact to Combat Wildlife Trafficking - Renewing commitment through the revised EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking 2022 - 2027'.

Four briefing webinars are planned as follows:

Briefing Webinar 1 on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. SBI 3 agenda item 5: relating to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework process.

Briefing Webinar 2 on Thursday, 21 January 2021. SBI 3 agenda item 9: on enhancing reporting and review


In the run-up to the IUCN Local Action Summit (September 3rd 2021 in Marseille), 4 closed webinars will be held by IUCN. More information here.

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The Innovation Fair is the opportunity for exchanging ideas and networking on digital for development. (Inter)national keynote speakers will share their insights in their respective fields of expertise and a range of exhibitors will tell you more about their work on digital advances in research, start-up activities and more.