After three years of providing scientific and technical support to the negotiation and development of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, CGIAR has been selected to be part of the Informal Advisory Group on Technical and Scientific Cooperation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Carolina Navarrete Frias, Environmental Policy and Biodiversity Advisor of the Partnerships and Advocacy team of the Office of the Director General of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, will participate in this Advisory Group on behalf of CGIAR.
This advisory group is a body that provides advice and guidance to the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity and other relevant stakeholders on the promotion and facilitation of technical and scientific cooperation in support of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This is a valuable opportunity to continue to advance CGIAR's advocacy efforts for policies that support the implementation of the Global Framework.
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity received 51 nominations from Parties and 38 from relevant organizations and selected 33 global experts to serve on the Informal Advisory Group.
The Convention on Biological Diversity, led by the United Nations Environment Programme and ratified by 196 countries, has as its overall objective to encourage actions that will lead to a sustainable future. The first meeting of the Informal Advisory Group is scheduled for next June in Montreal, Canada.
CGIAR's participation in this Advisory Group is a recognition of the efforts of a scientific team that has supported the Global Framework process, as well as CGIAR's experience and dedication to promoting biodiversity and sustainable development.
Since 2020, a group of CGIAR researchers and the Director of the Bioversity Alliance - CIAT, Juan Lucas Restrepo, have been participating in various meetings to support the negotiation and formulation process of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
1. Juan Lucas Restrepo at the UN Biodiversity Conference COP 15, Food Day at Rio Conventions Pavilion, Montreal
Photo 2: Partners of The Global Environment Facility (GEF-UNEP).
Photo 3: Carolina Navarrete, at the Launch of the NBSAP Accelerator. COP 15, Montreal.
Photo 4: Isabel López, at the Open-Ended Working Group Meeting (OEWG-3) in August 2021.