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2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD ExCOP 2)

16–27 November 2020

Convention on Biological Diversity – CBD

Summary

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, along with the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, was scheduled to be held in October 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting has been postponed to 2021. As a result, the COP was unable to adopt a programme budget for the next biennium (2021-2022).

Since the approval of the new programme budget was not possible, the COP Bureau held consultations with the parties who agreed to convene extraordinary meetings of the COP and the COP/MOPs to consider and approve an interim budget for 2021 based on the work of an informal group on budget. Therefore, the second extraordinary meeting of the COP and the first extraordinary meetings of the COP/MOPs to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols will be held from 16 to 19 November 2020, remotely, through a silence/written procedure, as agreed by the Bureau.

The meeting will be considered to have started at 7:00 am Montreal time (UTC 12 noon) on Monday, 16 November 2020, by the transmission of the written statement of the President. The written statement will enclose a draft decision text on an interim budget for 2021 as proposed by the President, for comments by the registered representatives of parties. The proposed draft decision text will be placed under silence procedure, until 7:00 am Montreal time (UTC 12 noon) on Thursday, 19 November 2020. If the silence is not broken (i.e. no comment has been received during the preceding 72 hours), the decision will be considered adopted, and the President will announce same through a written statement that will be transmitted to delegations at 8:00 am Montreal time (UTC 1 p.m.) the same day.

IISD, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, will publish a summary and analysis report from CBD ExCOP 2 on Saturday, 21 November 2020.

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1st Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on the Convention on Biological Diversity (ICCBD)

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2nd Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on the Convention on Biological Diversity (ICCBD)

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CBD COP 1

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CBD COP 2

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1st Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety (BSWG-1)

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2nd Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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CBD COP 3

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2nd Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety (BSWG-2)

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3rd Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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3rd Session of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety (BSWG-3)

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Workshop on Traditional Knowledge and Biological Diversity

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4th Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety (BSWG-4)

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CBD COP 4

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5th Session of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety (BSWG-5)

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6th Session of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety (BSWG-6) and 1st Extraordinary Meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties (ExCOP)

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4th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) and 1st Intersessional Meeting on the Operations of the Convention (ISOC)

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Experts’ Panel on Access and Benefit-Sharing

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Resumed Session of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (ExCOP) for the Adoption of the Protocol on Biosafety to the CBD

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5th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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1st Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j)

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CBD COP 5

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3rd Intersessional Contact Group Meeting on the Revision of the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources, in Harmony with the CBD

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4th Intersessional Contact Group Meeting on the Revision of the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources, in Harmony with the CBD

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1st Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (ICCP) to the CBD

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5th Intersessional Contact Group Meeting on the Revision of the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources, in Harmony with the CBD

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6th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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2nd Meeting of the CBD Experts’ Panel on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS 2)

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6th Intersessional Contact Group Meeting on the Revision of the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources, in Harmony with the CBD

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2nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (ICCP) to the CBD

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1st Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing of the CBD (ABS 1)

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7th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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Open-ended Intersessional Meeting on the CBD Strategic Plan, National Reports and Implementation (MSP)

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2nd Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j)

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CBD COP 6

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3rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (ICCP) to the CBD

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8th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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Open-ended Inter-Sessional Meeting on the Multi-Year Programme of Work for the CBD COP up to 2010 (MYPOW)

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9th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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2nd Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing of the CBD (ABS 2)

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3rd Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j)

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CBD COP 7 and 1st Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 1)

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Workshop on "Forests and Forest Ecosystems: Promoting Synergy in the Implementation of the Three Rio Conventions"

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10th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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3rd Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the CBD (ABS 3)

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1st Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group on Liability and Redress and 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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1st Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Protected Areas (PAs)

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1st Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 1) of the CBD

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11th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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4th Meetings of the CBD Working Groups on Article 8(j) and on Access and Benefit-sharing

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4th Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j)

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4th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the CBD (ABS 4)

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2nd Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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3rd Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 3)

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CBD COP 8

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3rd Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the Context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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CBD SBSTTA 12 and 2nd meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI 2)

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5th Meetings of the CBD Working Groups on Access and Benefit-sharing and on Article 8(j)

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4th Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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6th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the CBD (ABS 6)

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2nd Meeting of the Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group on Protected Areas (WGPA 2) and 13th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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5th Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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4th Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 4)

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CBD COP 9

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1st Meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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7th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the CBD (ABS 7)

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6th Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j)

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8th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the CBD (ABS 8)

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2nd Meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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9th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the CBD (ABS 9)

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CBD SBSTTA 14 and WGRI 3

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14th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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3rd Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 3) of the CBD

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Resumed 9th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the CBD (Resumed ABS 9)

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5th Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 5)

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CBD COP 10

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1st Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol to the CBD (ICNP 1)

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7th Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j)

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15th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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16th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

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4th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 4) of the CBD

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2nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing to the CBD

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UN Biodiversity Conference 2012 (Hyderabad)

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6th Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 6)

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CBD COP 11

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8th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j)
 and 17th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

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3rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing to the CBD

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5th Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on the Review of Implementation and 18th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

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UN Biodiversity Conference 2014 (Pyeongchang)

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7th Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 7)

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CBD COP 12

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20th Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and 1st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation

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UN Biodiversity Conference 2016 (Cancún)

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21st Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and 10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions

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2018 UN Biodiversity Conference

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1st Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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23rd Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 23) and 11th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J 11)

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2nd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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Convention on Biological Diversity: Special Virtual Sessions

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2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD ExCOP 2)

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Informal Session for the 24th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24)

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Informal Session for the 3rd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-3)

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24th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24)

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3rd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-3)

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3rd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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UN Biodiversity Conference Part I

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