Next upcoming international events

Farm to Fork 2020 conference “Building sustainable food systems together”: 15-16 October 2020

The event, held in videoconference mode, is organized by the European Commission and aims to become an annual gathering for all European parties interested and willing to commit themselves to contribute to the EU's path towards sustainable food systems.

All interested trade associations, public authorities, international organizations and citizens interested in contributing to the debate on the implementation of the Farm to Fork Strategy, are invited to the event. The Farm to Fork Strategy was recently adopted to create a fair and healthy food system that respects the environment, which is at the heart of the European Green Deal.

For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/farm-fork-2020-oct-15_en

 

Third meeting of the members of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3): 9-14 November 2020

Virtual meeting of SBI members that will have on the agenda the evaluation of the progress achieved in the application of the CBD and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, the examination of the effectiveness of the Cartagena Protocol in preventing biotechnological risks and support for the improvement of the Cartagena Protocol and the Nagoya Protocol.

For more information: https://www.cbd.int/meetings/SBI-03

 

Second Extraordinary meeting of the COP and COP-MOPs: 16-19 November 2020

The second extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP) and the first extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocols of Cartagena and Nagoya (COP-MOP) will have the purpose of evaluating and adopting a interim budget proposal for the year 2021. The meetings will be held by videoconference and will follow the written procedure as specified by the CBD Secretariat.

For more information: https://www.cbd.int/meetings/CP-EXMOP-01

 

Twenty-fourth meeting of the members of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24): 10-17 December 2020

Virtual meeting of SBSTTA members that will address issues such as: synthetic biology, environmental risk assessment and management, biodiversity of marine and coastal areas and the updating of the action plan of the Cartagena Protocol.

For more information: https://www.cbd.int/meetings/SBSTTA-24

 

COP-MOP of Cartagena: second quarter 2021

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15) will be held in Kunming, China, in the second quarter of 2021, on a date to be defined.

On this occasion, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties which serves as a meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 10) and the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties which serves as a meeting of the Parties to the Protocol of Nagoya on access to genetic resources and the fair sharing of the benefits deriving from them (COP-MOP 4), will also take place.

For more information: https://www.cbd.int/meetings/COP-15