NEW DATE—13 Sept! Consultation on the role of biodiversity data in the post-2020 GBF

Online discussion convened by the alliance for biodiversity knowledge aims to improve quality and understanding of primary evidence base for global and national biodiversity indicators

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Bleeding bonnet (Mycena sanguinolenta), observed in Norway. Photo © 2020 Kirsti Anne Mandal via Norwegian Species Observation Service.

Updated to reflect the newly rescheduled date: 13 September 2022


With the help of key partners across the science-policy interface, the alliance for biodiversity knowledge is organizing a community consultation ahead of the Fifteenth Convention of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This consultation seeks to enlist and engage those involved in developing global and national indicators under the CBD’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs).

A white paper, Primary biodiversity data and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, will provide the starting point for a moderated two-week discussion about the dependence of previous and future indicator frameworks on primary biodiversity data.

This agenda for the webinar will form the basis of a two-week moderated consultation addressing the themes of:

  • Improving data models and standards for improved usability
  • Addressing spatial, temporal and taxonomic biases in primary biodiversity data
  • Increasing transparency in processes for indicator development

Participants in the discussion will explore how to improve workflows around the primary biodiversity data on which indicators and EBVs rely and highlight the key role of biodiversity observation networks and information facilities in achieving the goals of the GBF.

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Time and location

13 September 2022 15:00–16:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Online consultation and webinar

Consultation partners