The two-week 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP27) held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, came to a close on November 19, 2022 with largely unfavorable outcomes for Indigenous Peoples.
On December 19, 2022, the COP15 presidency adopted the KunmingMontreal Global Biodiversity Framework at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15) in Montreal, Canada. It is now a non-binding agreement among 196 nation States who are parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was adopted in the Nairobi Conference in 1992. It was opened for signature at the Rio Earth Summit and entered into force in 1993. The first session of the Conference of the Parties was held in Nassau, Bahamas in 1994. The Program of work for Article 8(j), which is related to Traditional Knowledge, was concluded in 2020 after 20 years of development with the participation and advocacy of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
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