AHTEG Finalizes Recommendations for Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

AHTEG Finalizes Recommendations for Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
April 15, 2024

The Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Indicators, convened by the CBD, finalized its mandate. The overall purpose of this AHTEG was to provide advice to enable Parties to finalize the monitoring framework for the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework at COP 16 in Cali, Colombia.    Activities of the AHTEG

Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and the Nature Positive Journey

Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and the Nature Positive Journey
January 12, 2024

  Recording available. When: JANUARY 25th 2024 Time: 09:00 to 10:15 AM EST (03:00 to 04:14 PM CET)   Nature is the basis of the functioning of society, general well-being, and the economy. However, despite warnings from the scientific community for several decades, the degradation of nature is accelerating due to

GEO BON has a new Executive Secretary! Welcome Katie Millette 

GEO BON has a new Executive Secretary! Welcome Katie Millette 
December 7, 2023

As the incoming Executive Secretary, I am excited to continue the momentum that GEO BON has generated over its three years in Montreal. I have been lucky to have learned from Adriana Radulovici—our departing Executive Secretary—over the two years I spent as GEO BON’s Science Officer. I am very happy

A global observatory to monitor Earth’s biodiversity

A global observatory to monitor Earth’s biodiversity
August 24, 2023

At a time of nature crisis driven by unparalleled rates of biodiversity loss, a new interconnected system to monitor biodiversity around the world is urgently needed to direct and focus conservation action. “The lethal combination of habitat loss, the exploitation of natural populations, pollution, and climate change is causing species

Science editorial about Monitoring Biodiversity

Science editorial about Monitoring Biodiversity
December 8, 2022

To ensure the success of the Global Biodiversity Framework that is currently being negotiated at COP15, we need to develop a monitoring framework that proposes a suite of indicators by which the Parties can measure progress toward both national and global targets. Read the editorial in Science here.  

GEO BON at COP 15

GEO BON at COP 15
November 25, 2022

The second part of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 10), Fourth meeting

World Biodiversity Forum: towards a Global Biodiversity Observation System

August 3, 2022

Davos, Switzerland – 26 June to 1 July 2022 The second World Biodiversity Forum (WBF) brought biodiversity researchers and stakeholders across all disciplines to Davos, Switzerland.  Under the theme of “Inspiration for Action”, the WBF was packed with GEO BON members and saw motivating workshops, plenaries and presentations on all

GEO BON welcomes a new thematic BON

GEO BON welcomes a new thematic BON
May 25, 2022

The GEO BON Secretariat is happy to announce the official endorsement of the Omic Biodiversity Observation Network (Omic BON). Omic techniques allow us to holistically observe and monitor genes, proteins, metabolites, and other biomolecules in organisms or environmental materials. Omic BON is the first thematic BON focused on an observational

GEO BON welcomes a new Regional BON in Europe

GEO BON welcomes a new Regional BON in Europe
May 12, 2022

The GEO BON Secretariat is happy to announce the official endorsement of the Europa Biodiversity Observation Network (EuropaBON), as a  regional BON. The mission of EuropaBON is to overcome existing data gaps and workflow bottlenecks by designing an EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services. EuropaBON aims to engage

GEO BON at the CBD meetings in Geneva

GEO BON at the CBD meetings in Geneva
April 25, 2022

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized a 15-day long marathon of negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14 to 29 March 2022. In contrast with previous meetings, this time three meetings were held concurrently: OEWG 3, SBSTTA 24, and SBI 3 (https://www.cbd.int/conferences/geneva-2022). GEO BON, an observer to the CBD,