The Alliance and CGIAR @ UN Convention on Biological Diversity 2022 (UNCBD COP15)

CBD logoAs part of CGIAR, the Alliance has played an active role in the process of formulation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) for the past 3 years, by submitting a series of scientific position and background papers on matters related to food, agriculture and biodiversity, and access and benefit-sharing.  

Join us from 7 to 19 December, in Montreal, Canada and virtually, to support the inclusion of food systems into the GBF.

About COP15

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993, with 3 main objectives: 

  1. The conservation of biological diversity 

  1. The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity 

  1. The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources 

The 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, will draw from the work of the 5th Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (OEWG-5), to adopt a final version of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.   

This year, COP15 will be hosted under the Presidency of the People’s Republic of China, and the event will take place in Montreal, Canada. You can find all preparatory documents relating to the OEWG-5 meeting here and all useful documents relating to COP15 here

Our events at COP15

Title Date Time (Montreal) Venue CGIAR Speaker Useful Link
Biodiversity science Workshop 06 Dec All Day Blue Zone TBC Link
Workshop on Health, Climate and Biodiversity - Session “Advancing health and biodiversity co-benefits and collaborative best practices for sustainable and healthy food systems 06 Dec 11:15 - 13:15 Delta Hotel Montreal Danny Hunter (Alliance)  
Side-event on ABS and DSI 07 Dec 13:15 Marie Khan Woman's Caucus meeting room 513A​ Michael Halewood (Alliance), Sarah Jane Hearne (CIMMYT), Carolina Sansaloni (CIMMYT), Chiedozie Egesi (IITA), Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton, Tiambo, Christian (ILRI), Isabel Lopez Noriega  Link
Science Days – Session 7 “Sustainability & food systems/ agriculture: Scaling-up and measuring sustainability” 12 Dec 09:00 - 10:30 Blue Zone Fabrice DeClerck (Alliance) Link
Science Days – Session 9 “Production and consumption: Public policies & private sector (incentives, subsidies, standards beyond reporting)” 12 Dec 11:00 - 12:30 Blue Zone Carlo Fadda (Alliance) TBC Link
Science Days – Session 12 “What capacity building for digital sequence information can offer” 12 Dec 15:30 - 17:00 Blue Zone Michael Halewood (Alliance) Link
Food Day – OPENING SESSION -  “Transforming food systems to reverse biodiversity loss  - Building nexus between Biodiversity-Climate-Land-Food Systems” 14 Dec 09:00 - 10:00 Rio Convention Pavilion Juan Lucas Restrepo (Alliance)  
Food Day – Session INCREASING THE AMBITION OF RESTORATION IN THE GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK - “Role of Grasslands, Savannahs and Rangelands” (Target 2, Target 11)  14 Dec 10:00 - 10:50 Rio Convention Pavilion  Carlo Fadda, Andrew Jarvis (Alliance)
Food Day –Session PROTECTING LAND, PROTECTING FOOD – “Indigenous and local women as stewards of land and food sovereignty” 14 Dec 11:10 - 12:10 Rio Pavilion Convention Marlene Elias (Alliance)  
Food Day – Session “FROM TARGETS TO ACTION” - How to implement food-related targets of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework 14 Dec 13:50 - 14:40 Rio Convention Pavilion Juan Lucas Restrepo, Carlo Fadda (Alliance)  
High-Level Segment 15 Dec 15:00 - 18:00 Blue Zone - 517ABCD Juan Lucas Restrepo (Alliance)  


Visit our booth

From 7 to 18 December, come and visit our booth at the COP15 Exhibition located in Blue Zone (220A), to learn more about our work around Biodiversity.

CBD COP15 Alliance Booth