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15th Biodiversity COP (2020)


Kunming, China is scheduled to host the 15th Biodiversity COPcbd.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.

Key Links


  • 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?

Bonus points:

  • 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?

How can remote allies, friends, journalists, and others participate in #COP15? #RoofDog

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COP15 Wish List
How should we evaluate the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties? Here is our wish list for the event:

1) We’d like to learn about biodiversity
2) We’d like this event to be a window into the CBD and partners
3) We’d like this event to be fully engaged via the social web

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

Embedded Tweets

Why is 2020 a critical yar – Paulson Institute
Logo launched for 2020 UN Convention on Biological Diversity – CGTN

Biodiversity – China – ClimateExtinctionFPICIndigenous – Livestreaming – Mainstreaming – Protected Planet – Public-Facing – Sustainability



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Ecological Civilization

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Satellite Event



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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

Improving Environmental Journalism

How can remote allies, friends, journalists, and others participate in #COP15?

2021 Calendar

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