Twenty-fifth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 25) and the resumed second part of the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15)
Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity establishes an open-ended intergovernmental scientific advisory body known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) and, as appropriate, its other subsidiary bodies, with timely advice relating to the implementation of the Convention. As a subsidiary body of the COP, SBSTTA is to report regularly to the COP on all aspects of its work. Multidisciplinary and open to participation by all Parties, SBSTTA comprises government representatives competent in the relevant field of expertise. Its functions include: providing assessments of the status of biological diversity; providing assessments of the types of measures taken in accordance with the provisions of the Convention; and responding to questions that the COP may put to the body. SBSTTA has met 24 times to date and produced a total of 250 recommendations to the Conference of the Parties.
SBSTTA-25 will consider the following agenda items:
- Facilitating the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
- Findings from the assessments by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and their implications for the work undertaken under the Convention
- Invasive alien species
- Sustainable wildlife management
- Biodiversity and climate change
These resumed meetings include the:
- second part of the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity;
- second part of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; and
- second part of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization.
The resumed meetings will take place on 19-20 October 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya, immediately after SBSTTA 25. The Secretariat is carrying out the necessary preparations; the provisional agenda and its annotations for the resumed Meetings will be made available shortly. See Notification 2023-097 for more information.
The Secretariat will conduct briefing sessions regarding the organization of the forthcoming resumed Meetings prior to the dates of the resumed Meetings. A one-hour virtual briefing session will be held on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 at 8:00a.m. EDT. To participate in this session, please register through this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-1pK79SmSoys-mNDBqIf4Q#/registration.
 => Africa/Abidjan
The IUFRO World Congress is one of the largest global forest events, held every five years since 1893. The congress gives a unique opportunity to gather worldwide leading scientists and top leaders to contribute and co-create for a sustainable future within forestry, climate and society – aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The IUFRO World Congress 2024 is a collaborative global network platform with great opportunity for knowledge sharing and getting access to the latest science and research. The outcome of the event will also set the future research agenda and roadmap for next generations, this time focusing on the congress theme Forests & Society Towards 2050.
The congress week gives the delegates great opportunity to discuss the important role of our forests. We offer arenas for innovations, forward-looking dialogues, and the foundations for collaborations.
The world gathers in Stockholm
Meet the collective world expertise on the importance of forests for society, in Stockholm 2024. Take the opportunity to build the future together with global expertise in forestry and climate in connection to the societal development towards 2050.
- Leading scientists and top leaders from all over the world.
- Co-create and find solutions for a sustainable future.
- Focus on next generations and green employment.
- A meeting platform for innovation.
Forests & society towards 2050
By 2050, drastic changes are expected through population growth, climate change, globalization and a growing world economy, thus putting tremendous pressure on forests and their governance.
2050 is a landmark year to achieve the vision of Living in Harmony with Nature of the Convention on Biological Diversity as well as the target of net zero emissions. With a focus on forest contribution to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, the IUFRO World Congress in Stockholm 2024 will help streamlining the forest research agendas, furthering dialogues and cross-sector collaboration, and promoting the multi-functionality of forests and their services.
 => Africa/Abidjan
Welcome to the 1st International Symposium on Ecological Restoration Practices, the 3rd National Meeting on Ecological Restoration of Argentina, and the 1st Workshop on Ecological Restoration in the South American Arid Diagonal, hosted by the Ecological Restoration Network of Argentina (REA Network). The event will take place in person from 22—24 November 2023, at the “El Cisne” Convention Center in Neuquén, Argentina. It will feature keynote presentations, symposia, and specialized workshops, as well as poster exhibitions.
Aligned with the commencement of the United Nations Decade for the Ecological Restoration of Ecosystems (2021–2030), this event seeks to foster a movement that bridges local, regional, and global perspectives to advance societal and environmental restoration. It aims to engage environmental policy decision-makers in addressing ecological restoration challenges and contribute to the development of technical expertise in the field of ecological restoration.
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 => Africa/Nairobi
 => Africa/Nairobi