The first part of the meetings will take place virtually from 11-15 October 2021, with the second part reconvening in face-to-face meetings in Kunming, China from 25 April - 08 May 2022.
COP-15 Part One: Virtual Meetings 11 to 15 October 2021 - The first part will include the opening of the Meetings and will address agenda items that have been identified as essential for the continuation of the operations of the Convention and the Protocols by the Bureau. This will include meetings about administrative matters and technical issues related to CBD programmes. There will also be a high-level segment on 12 - 13 October 2021. Participants are expected to focus on the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
COP-15 Part Two: Face-to-Face Meetings 25 April - 08 May 2022 - The second and resumed part of the meetings are expected to address the remaining agenda items, including the finalization and adoption of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The Secretariat will keep Parties and the public updated of any changes and adjustments to the schedule.