African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) has been contributing to the ongoing negotiations of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) by bringing together 100+ CSOs to articulate their positions in the negotiations through publishing a position paper, scientific paper and convening dialogues and also through facilitating the engagements of member organizations to CBD sessions such as the 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24), 3rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3) and the 3rd meeting of the Open-Ended Working group on the Post-2020 GBF (OEWG-3).
2 years of virtual engagements, OEWG-3 was hosted physically in Geneva,
Switzerland from the 14th to the 29th of March and provided significant
progress in negotiating the elements of first draft of the Post2020 GBF, namely
the Goals, Milestones and targets. While much progress was made, it was not
enough to prepare the draft framework for adoption at COP15 which is scheduled
for December, as various issues such as resource mobilization and Digital
Sequence Information remain unresolved. Due to the pending issues, parties to
the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are meeting again in Nairobi Kenya from 21st to 26th of June for OEWG-4 to further
negotiate the goals, milestones and targets and resolve pending issues such as
resource mobilization and DSI.
To that regard, the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance will be presenting its position at OEWG-4. For more information on our position paper