2020 Events

Several international meetings are currently being postponed or switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19. We will update this page on a periodic basis as new information is available. For a listing of ocean webinars, you may be interested to browse this database, which is maintained by Glen Wright (Senior Researcher, IDDRI) and updated in real time.

September 2020

75th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75)

  • September 15–22, 2020
  • UNHQ, New York

UN High Level Biodiversity Summit

  • September 30, 2020
  • UNHQ, New York

November 2020

Twenty-fourth meeting of Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) 

  • November 2–7, 2020
  • Montreal Canada

Third Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation

  • November 9–14, 2020
  • Montreal Canada

Paris Peace Forum

  • November 11–13, 2020
  • Paris, France

December 2020

Our Ocean Conference

  • December 7–8, 2020
  • Palau

2021 Events

January 2021

IUCN World Conservation Congress

  • January 7–15, 2021
  • Marseille, France

World Economic Forum

  • January 26–29, 2021
  • Davos, Switzerland

February 2021

CBD 3rd Open-Ended Working Group on the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

  • February 2021 (TBC)
  • Venue TBA

March 2021

High Seas Treaty Negotiations (Intergovernmental Conference 4)

  • March 2021 (TBC)
  • UNHQ, New York

May 2021

Fifteenth meeting of the COP to the CBD

  • May 17–30, 2021
  • Kunming, China

July 2021

UN Ocean Conference

  • July 2021 (TBC)
  • Venue TBC

September 2021

IMPAC 5

  • September 26–October 1, 2021
  • Vancouver, Canada

November 2021

UNFCCC COP26

  • November 1–12, 2021
  • Glasgow, UK