CIEEM COP15 Position Statement September 2022

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (otherwise known as CBD COP15) is set to conclude this December.

As the name suggests, this marks the 15th meeting of signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)1, agreed in Rio in 1992. Since the agreement, countries have met roughly every two years to discuss biodiversity targets and finances, share knowledge and monitor progress.

COP15 will see countries gather to agree a new Global Framework for Biodiversity with new targets, and hopefully armed with some lessons learned on why the previous targets weren’t successful.