The CBD 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and the Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) and the 3rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3) will take place in Montreal, Canada. The first, from 18 to 23 May, will debate issues related to synthetic biology and inform the Conference of the Parties to the Conference on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15). The SBI 3 will take place from 25 to 30 May and focus on the implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.