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CBDA interventions - SBSTTA 24 online sessions Feb, 2021

Interventions prepared and delivered by the CBD Alliance during the online sessions in preparation to SBSTTA 24. (Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advise) 

Intervention on agenda item 3. Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework 

Intervention on agenda item 4. Synthetic Biology

State of the play of the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Eng, Español, Português, French, Chinese

This briefing note presents the state of the play of negotiations leading to the adoption of a post2020 Global Biodiversity Framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity. 

Written by Lim Li Ching, TWN

Statements during OEWG 2

Statements of Civil Society delivered during the second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on post-2020

- Joint civil society opening statement 

- Women's caucus openings statement 

- Global Youth Biodiversity Network opening statement


- Joint civil society closing statement

ECO 61 - OEWG2

All ECOs produced during the Second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on post-2020

ECO 61, Issue 1:

  • The great contradictions in the zero draft
  • Agricultural biodiversity
  • Do’s and Dont’s for the post-2020 Framework

ECO 61, Issue 2:


The Do's and Dont's document presents the key points that civil society advocates for in the road towards the adoption of a new global biodiversity framework.

ABCM Workshop Report for Civil Society

Thematic Consultation on Area-based conservation measures for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework tool place in Montreal, Canada from December 1 to 3, 2019. The workshop was an expert meeting aimed at providing specific inputs for the use of the  Co-Chairs of the Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for considerat

CBDA Statements SBSTTA 23


Mr. Chair,

On behalf of nearly all civil society organizations and non-profit organizations in this room - the list will be provided in writing in the interest of time – we stress that: 

ECO 60 - SBSTTA 23

ECO, Issue 5

  • A rights-based approach for the post-2020 GBF
  • CBD Stand Your Ground!
  • Youth recommendations for post-2020

ECO, Issue 4

ECO 59

All ECOs published during the first meeting of the OE Working Group on post 2020 - August 27 - 30, 2019

ECO 59, Issue 1

  • Ingredients for a post 2020 GBF
  • Divestments, not investments
  • Nairobi, here we go!

ECO 59, Issue 2

Civil Society Statements - OEWG post 2020 - August, 2019

Statements delivered by the CBD Alliance members during the first meeting of the OEWG on post 2020 - Nairobi, Kenya - August, 2019

Opening Statement CBDA

Statement on Agenda Item 4, Cluster 1

Statement on Agenda Item 4, Cluster 2

Statement on Agenda Item 4, Cluster 3

Statement on Agenda Item 4, Cluster 4

Secretariat's Response to our Open Letter

This is the reponse from the Secretaria on regards to our open letter in reference to a particular action undertaken in the framework of the relation between the CBD's Secretariat and the World Economic Forum. 

ECO 58

All ECOs published during COP14, Cartagena MOP9 and Nagoya MOP3

Issue 1:

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Risk assessment/ Risk management
  • Local Biodiversity Outlooks

Issue 2:

SBSTTA 22 - Brief Report for Civil Society

This report does not aim to present an exhaustive analysis of each agenda item discussed at SBSTTA 22, but rather to point out key and relevant aspects of the agenda that relate to the work of civil society and that could help in the advocacy work of the organizations and networks interested in the CBD process.