CGIAR @ The UN Biodiversity Conference 2022 (CBD COP15)

15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Date
    07.12.22 > 19.12.22
  • Time
    09:00 am > 06:00 pm UTC-11:00
  • Location
    Montreal, Canada

The 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15), will take place in Montreal, Canada, hosted under the Presidency of the People’s Republic of China.

CGIAR and Biodiversity

Environmental Health & Biodiversity is one of CGIAR’s five impact areas, with the goal of increasing productivity in food systems while staying within environmental boundaries and maintaining biodiversity. Learn more.

CGIAR at the UN Biodiversity Conference 2022

From 7 to 18 December, come and visit the CGIAR Booth at the CBD COP15 Exhibition to learn more about our work around biodiversity. CGIAR researchers and leaders will also speak at a number of official and side events. Please see the table below for more information.

All sessions at CBD COP15 will be streamed live at and the main schedule is also available.

Further information will be added as it becomes available. Times are in EST (UTC-5).





CGIAR Speaker 

Dec 6  All Day  Biodiversity Science Workshop  Blue Zone  TBC 
Dec 6  11:15 – 13:15 Workshop on Health, Climate and Biodiversity – Session “Advancing health and biodiversity co-benefits and collaborative best practices for sustainable and healthy food systems Delta Hotel Montreal Danny Hunter (Alliance)
Dec 7  13:15  Side event: DSI is changing the way genetic resources are used in agricultural research and development: implications for new benefit-sharing norms. Details. Marie Khan Woman’s Caucus meeting room 513A​  Michael Halewood (Alliance), Sarah Jane Hearne (CIMMYT), Carolina Sansaloni (CIMMYT), Chiedozie Egesi (IITA), Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton, Tiambo, Christian (ILRI), Isabel Lopez Noriega 
Dec 12  09:00 – 10:30  Science Days – Session 7 “Sustainability & food systems/ agriculture: Scaling-up and measuring sustainability.” Details. Blue Zone  Fabrice DeClerck (Alliance) 
Dec 12 11:00 – 12:30  Science Days – Session 9 “Production and consumption: Public policies & private sector (incentives, subsidies, standards beyond reporting)” Details. Blue Zone  Carlo Fadda (Alliance) TBC 
Dec 12 15:30 – 17:00  Science Days – Session 12 “What capacity building for digital sequence information can offer.” Details. Blue Zone  Michael Halewood (Alliance) 
Dec 13  9:00-10:00  Breakfast Launch UNCBD Best Practices Report – “Resilient, Healthy, and Sustainable Food Systems for Biodiversity Conservation and Use 2030 Action Targets: A Global Collection of Good Practice Cases”  TBC  Juan Lucas Restrepo, Carlo Fadda (Alliance) 
Dec 14  9:00-10:00  Food Day – OPENING SESSION –  “Transforming food systems to reverse biodiversity loss  – Building nexus between Biodiversity-Climate-Land-Food Systems”  Rio Convention Pavilion  Juan Lucas Restrepo (Alliance) 
Dec 14 10:00 – 10:50  Food Day – Session INCREASING THE AMBITION OF RESTORATION IN THE GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK – “Role of Grasslands, Savannahs and Rangelands” (Target 2, Target 11)   Rio Convention Pavilion  Carlo Fadda, Andrew Jarvis (Alliance) 
Dec 14 11:10 – 12:10 Food Day –Session PROTECTING LAND, PROTECTING FOOD – “Indigenous and local women as stewards of land and food sovereignty” Rio Convention Pavilion Marlene Elias (Alliance)
Dec 14  13:50 – 14:40  Food Day – Session “FROM TARGETS TO ACTION” – How to implement food-related targets of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework  Rio Convention Pavilion  Juan Lucas Restrepo, Carlo Fadda (Alliance) 
Dec 15-17 All Day  High-Level Segment  Blue Zone  Juan Lucas Restrepo (Alliance)