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Briefing Webinars for SBSTTA -24 and SBI -3

Four briefing webinars are being convened between 19 January 2021 and 2 February 2021 to provide information on the documents for SBSTTA -24 and for selected agenda items of SBI -3.

A series of webinars will take place in preparation for the upcoming sessions of the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) and the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3).

The webinars are also relevant to the ongoing preparations for the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) and the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) and related meetings. 

The briefing webinars are intended to assist Parties and observers in becoming familiar with the documentation for SBSTTA 24 and SBI 3, its structure and content, and to respond to questions from participants. The briefing webinars are not negotiation sessions and the statements and views expressed during the webinars will not be considered part of the official work of SBSTTA-24SBI-3, and WG2020-3

Further information on the briefing webinars, including the registration, schedule and proposed agenda for each webinar will soon be made available on the Convention’s meetings page. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail containing further information on how to join the event.

Participants can register at:  

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5659180163226301967 

 

    More information:

    Notification

    SBSTTA-24 Documents  

    SBI-3 Documents

     

    Four briefing webinars are planned as follows:

     
    Webinar Date  Subject
    Tuesday, 19 January 2021 Briefing Webinar 1 SBI 3 agenda item 5: relating to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework process.
    Thursday, 21 January 2021 Briefing Webinar 2 SBI 3 agenda item 9: on enhancing reporting and review mechanisms with a view to strengthening the implementation of the Convention.
    Tuesday, 26 January 2021 Briefing Webinar 3 SBSTTA 24 agenda item 3: on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework; scientific and technical information to support the review of the updated goals and targets, and related indicators and baselines.
    Thursday, 28 January 2021 Briefing Webinar 4 (Part 1) SBSTTA 24 agenda items 4 (Synthetic biology), 5 (Risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms), and 6 (Marine and coastal biodiversity).
    Tuesday, 2 February 2021 Briefing Webinar 4 (Part2) SBSTTA 24 agenda items 7 (Biodiversity and agriculture), 8 (Programme of work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), 9 (Biodiversity and health), and 10 (Invasive alien species).
      Each webinar will be held twice, each covering the same material:  - Firstly, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST (UTC -5) on the dates indicated above, intended for time zones for the Americas, Europe, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and West Asia.  - Secondly from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST (UTC -5) on the dates indicated above, intended for time zones for Asia and the Pacific (Note that for some time zones, the local time will be on the day following the date indicated above).