Fourth Science for Biodiversity Forum at the fourteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 14)


17 to 29 November 2018, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt


The Forum is organized by the IAI, the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the European Commission and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

This science-policy dialogue will bring together and engage scientists and policymakers to discuss how science can inform the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The discussions will focus on what scientists could offer to the preparation of the post-2020 agenda, on concepts for transition, the role of scenarios for pathways, as well as scale and scope of actions towards the 2050 vision. They will also aim at framing the post-2020 targets, including on restoration and nature-based solutions as tools to reach biodiversity targets. The Forum is expected to support discussions at the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CBD COP-14) and its outputs will contribute to the further global process on developing the post-2020 biodiversity framework.



Participants agenda – click here
Annotated agenda – click here