The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized intersessional meetings of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) to prepare a draft of and recommendations for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This strategic plan will guide the Parties to achieve the CBD objectives. The development of a recommendation on DSI and benefit sharing is key in this process.
Multiple members of the DSI Scientific Network participated in the CBD’s fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG4), held in Nairobi on June 21-26, 2022.
A statement on key points to be considered during the DSI negotiations to avoid hindering scientific research, was delivered by Martha Lucia Cepeda, on behalf of the Network during the DSI Contact Group meeting on June 22.
Two additional statements were drafted, but could not be presented due to time limitations. The first was drafted for the opening plenary session on June 21 and the second for the stocktaking plenary session on June 24th.
You can find the outcomes of the OEWGs here.
Members of the DSI Scientific Network will also participate in the Fifth meeting of the OEWG, which will be held in Montreal, Canada on December 3-5.