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Convened under UN auspices, chaired by China, and hosted by Canada, the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework,", including four goals and 23 targets for achievement by 2030. Read the press release >>

On December 19, the Conference of the Parties requested the GEF to establish the Global Biodiversity Framework Fund as soon as possible, to complement existing support and scale up financing to ensure the timely implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Read more >>

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GEF Pavilion

GEF Pavilion

The GEF hosted a pavilion with 22 events and thousands attending in-person and online. Visit our pavilion page for the program of events and videos.

See the stories below for highlights from three events.

IISD produced five videos on Global Environment Facility activities at the COP.

Side Events

The Global Environment Facility convened five side events.

Event Date and Time Room
Inclusive and effective implementation of draft Target 3: lessons learnt from past country experiences Dec. 7, 13:15 514A
GEF support to the development and implementation of Biodiversity Finance Plans Dec. 7, 18:15 511A-D
Global biodiversity framework early action support: GEF project-inception meeting Dec. 11, 10:00 511BE
Perspectives on the GEF going forward: a conversation with the GEF CEO Dec. 14, 13:15 516CDE
GEF-8 support to the global biodiversity framework Dec. 16, 18:15 513D

Featured Documents

Partner and Media Content

Pavilion Video Playlist

Find all available recorded events here on YouTube, or use the Playlist button in the top section of the embedded video to make your selection.