Kunming, China is scheduled to host the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.” Delayed until the second quarter of 2021 due to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. Hashtags: #COP15, #Biodiversity2020, #SBSTTA, #Post2020
Planeta.com is updating this guide to the event, making requests of the organizers and participants and creating a social web challenge. Feedback and notes are welcome as we prepare this preview.
- What are the most relevant hashtags?
- Are there livestreaming and recorded videos?
- How is COP15 different from COP14, 13, 12, 11 …
- How does the event attend to and amplify Indigenous peoples?
- Are relevant publications available online?
- What would locals like visitors to know about China?
- Who is writing and tweeting about China?
- What are the outcomes?
- What is an ecological civilization?
- What are your favorite examples of good practice connecting biodiversity conservation, education, and travel and tourism?
- How can the organizers and participants be more public-facing?
- How can remote allies, friends, journalists, and others participate in #COP15?
COP15 Wish List
How should we evaluate the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties? Here is our wish list for the event:
- Facebook, Google Docs, Twitter
- Livestreaming and archived video (YouTube, Periscope)
- Resources, forums and feedback for remote participants
- Bonus points for creative commons-licensed and open access mterials
4) We’d like this event to engage locals in China and teach visitors about China
5) We’d like this event to be a catalyst for satellite events and viewing parties
6) We’d like this event to be particularly friendly to Indigenous Peoples and local communities
7) We’d like this event to serve as an example of responsible travel embedded in conservation events
8) We’d like this event to serve as an example of Open Access, Open Education and Open Journalism
Photos of information tables and signage at this event
Allow questions from remote participants at events and press conferences
Technical requests: Twitter list of partners, participants, superfans
🔊UPDATE: New dates and venue announced for two critical UN Biodiversity Convention meetings, dates for #COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference to be adjusted
— UN Biodiversity (@UNBiodiversity) March 24, 2020
Host country China unveiled the logo for the 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference yesterday.#COP15 takes place this October under the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth”.#Biodiversity2020 https://t.co/2i2W6Pojqy
— UN Biodiversity (@UNBiodiversity) January 10, 2020
2020 will be a “super year” for the environment. With China due to host @UNBiodiversity COP15 in October, PI's Rose Niu, Zhu Li, and @TerryTownshend explain the need for immediate action and global participation. #WorldWildlifeDay @WildlifeDay https://t.co/3p2hrxE9uU
— Paulson Institute (@PaulsonInst) March 3, 2020
— GregoireDubois (@GregoireDubois) June 25, 2020
— Basile van Havre (@BasilevanHavre) June 25, 2020