Revised arrangements for the meetings of SBSTTA 24 and SBI 3
In light of the ongoing uncertainties caused by the pandemic, it is now clear that it will not be possible to convene any large physical intergovernmental meeting this year. The physical meetings of SBSTTA 24 and SBI 3 will be held in the first quarter of 2021 conditions allowing. The respective Chairs and the Bureaux, together with the Secretariat, will consider options for virtual discussions on the planned dates in November.
To facilitate preparations for SBSTTA 24 and SBI 3, a series of special virtual sessions of SBSTTA and SBI are being held on 15-18 September, 2020. These sessions will include the launch of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, and the testing of a Party-led review process through an open-ended forum. Further information regarding these sessions will be made available in due course.