The Third Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG3) on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) starts on August 23. Countries and other relevant stakeholders will gather for two weeks to discuss goals and targets that will set the ambitions and guide biodiversity policies and action for the coming decades.

The final text will be adopted at the CBD Convention of Parties (COP-15) in Kunming, China, taking place from April 25 to May 08, 2022. If you want a preview of where discussions are heading, you can check the framework’s first draft here. This document is the result of several meetings, regional consultations, online submissions and two negotiation rounds over the past few years.