The extraordinary meetings (second extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the first extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocol, adopted the interim budget using a silence procedure.
“Further to my communication opening the resumed sessions, I am pleased to announce that the extraordinary meetings that were held, through the silence procedure, from 16 to 19 November 2020, and from 25 to 27 November 2020 (resumed sessions), have finally achieved their objective of adopting an interim budget for the year 2021 for the operations of the Convention and its Secretariat,” said Yasmine Fouad, President of the 14th Conference of the Parties.
“I would like to express my deepest thanks to all representatives for their understanding, contribution and cooperation.”
The purpose of the meetings was to ensure the continued operation of the CBD Secretariat and strengthen momentum in the implementation of its programme of work pending the holding of postponed governing bodies’ conferences. The current budget of the CBD Secretariat runs out 31 December 2020.