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WorldBio2022: accelerate international cooperation in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

The WorldBio2022 (hybrid) event will take place on 7-9 June, 2022, in São Paulo-SP-Brazil. WorldBio2022 is led by the State Government of São Paulo, the CBD Secretariat, ICLEI and Regions4, supported by the EU post-2020 project and GIZ and organized by ACIA as an expert neutral organization.

The World Bio 2022 process marks a significant milestone in the journey of local and subnational governments towards greater involvement in the implementation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This is a journey that started with the adoption of the 1st Plan of Action in Nagoya in 2010, reinforced at CBD COP 14 in Egypt with the Sharm el Sheik Communique on Local and Subnational Action for Nature & People, and its momentum has continued through the Edinburgh Process and Edinburgh Declaration.

The WorldBio2022 process is being designed as:


A multi-stakeholder governance system of networks, led by subnational and local governments in coordination with their national counterparts, yet open to all organized players and development and capacity building organizations;


A coordinated network of think-tanks to generate knowledge, combined with helpdesks, also to assist its participants and CBD Parties to develop, curate and “package” projects, match them with the appropriate partners and resources, and monitor and report on progress and challenges; and


A roadmap and web-empowered platforms of activities (CitiesWithNature and RegionsWithNature), events and publications to animate the above.

The aim of the process is to support the implementation of the 10-year global biodiversity framework (GBF) of all its 195-member national governments, 70,000 subnational and one million local authorities, and the UN system It is designed to be flexible and learn along the lifetime of the GBF, building on its multi-stakeholder governance platform, and the implementation of  the Plan of Action.

At the São Paulo inception event, partners will be working to develop projects and programmes along five main themes, which resulted from extensive consultations, and which will be taken to the 7th Summit parallel to CBD COP15’s phase II later on in the year. These themes include environmental education and awareness, upscaling of nature-based solutions across the city level and urban ecosystem restoration.

WorldBio2022 will be a hybrid event, which can be attended either in person or online. Register here or contact WorldBio2022 at