Carpathian Convention and its role and contribution to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – discussion at the upcoming 12th WG Biodiversity meeting

Following the mandate received by the Carpathian Convention COP6 (Decision COP6/6 ) on implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, but also considering the Convention’ work on raising the importance of mountain biodiversity within the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and other global political agendas, the Secretariat together with the Chair of the WG Biodiversity – Czech Republic, would like to invite stakeholders for a discussion on the role and contribution of the Carpathian Convention to the upcoming global biodiversity framework currently being negotiated under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity.


For this reason, the Parties and the Secretariat and would like to use the upcoming 12th Meeting of the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Biodiversity that is scheduled on 19 – 20 May 2021 (two half-days) from 9:30 to 12:30 in an online format, as a forum for discussion on the topic, as per the agenda item 13. of the WG Biodiversity meeting.


In this respect, would like to provide you with the background documents and information on the Convention’s involvement in Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework that should allow for fruitful discussion, as follows:

  • Policy briefs (Elevating Mountains and Elevating Mountains 2.0) presenting latest scientific findings on the importance of mountain areas for the protection of biodiversity on a global scale to decision-makers 
  • Date Reporting Tool for MEAs (DaRT) – tool that could be considered useful for streamlining reporting of various biodiversity-related conventions, including the regional ones, such as the Carpathian Convnetion and specifically its Protocol on Biodiversity 


Furthermore, we would like to propose few guiding questions that should facilitate the discussions during the 12th Meeting of the WG Biodiversity. Please kindly consider them prior the meeting in order to enrich the discussion with your opinions and ideas. Please find below the proposed questions:


  1. What should be contribution of the Carpathian Convention to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in terms of its preparation/implementation? 
  2. How the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework could be translated/streamlined into the Convention work? What specific topics/areas should be considered?
  3. How the Carpathian Convention can contribute to the monitoring framework of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework?


Other information and background documents relevant for the 12th Meeting of the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Biodiversity are available at the Carpathian Convention website. Please kindly note the online registration for the meeting is still open and can be completed via easy online tool.  


Should you have any questions or require any further information on the above-mentioned topics, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat.

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