Key Conference Topics and Activities

With the overarching theme Towards 2050: Living in Harmony with Nature, the ACB 2020 will feature plenary presentations, parallel thematic sessions, and special stakeholder forums to discuss key issues raised at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 14). The sessions will likewise tackle the ; development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; and provide synthesis on the regional progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and its associated Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Keynote presentations and panel discussions will provide the background, including the regional to global contexts of the following broad topics:

  1. Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: New Deal for Nature and People
  2. Transformational Change and Sustainability
  3. Mainstreaming Biodiversity in key development sectors 
  4. Innovations on Biodiversity Conservation  
  5. IPBES Global and Regional Assessments and the Fifth Edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-5)
  6. Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Management