A series of regional webinars to support the implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) will start next week, precisely on 28 June 2021. The series aims at “increase the understanding of the monitoring framework of the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), to foster collaboration between national statistical offices, Parties to the CBD and experts in the biological sciences for its operationalization and to discuss the current activities and technical aspects of implementation of the GBF monitoring framework at the global and national level” (as described by the UN). However, anybody interested in this topic may participate and benefit from the discussions.

The webinars are split up into regions or the official languages and are scheduled as following:

28 June: Region – Africa, Europe, North America and Caribbean; Language – English; Time – 9:00-10:30 a.m. (EST)

30 June: Region – Asia Pacific; Language – English; Time – 9:00–10:30 a.m. (GMT +7)

8 July: Region – Latin America; Language – Spanish; Time – 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (EST)

The webinars are organised jointly by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in collaboration with the UN Regional Commissions.

For further information and to register, please follow this link. To read more about the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), please have a look at the CBD and IUCN websites.