Participation & registration

Participation by invitation only

Participation in the Conference will be by invitation only. The conference will be interactive in form, with all participants expected to contribute actively to sessions. Conference presentations will be streamed live, and will be made available on this home page.

Open registration was closed on 3 May 2019, and registration is now on an individual base only. If you have been invited and have not registered yet, you must send an e-mail to the conference secretariat at Confirmed participants (including speakers) will then receive a direct link to our registration system.

Participation from countries

Participation in the Conference will be by invitation only. Two representatives from each country may attend the Conference. It is assumed that one of the two representatives will subsequently be involved in the negotiation process under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the other will be from a different sector where biodiversity is a critical component. An invitation to governments was sent out through a notification from the CBD Secretariat on 10 January. A reminder was sent out on 8 March.

Kindly note that all registrations from country representatives must be accompanied by a confirmation letter from the CBD National Focal Point.

The Norwegian Government is prepared to provide travel support for two participants from countries eligible for such support. The section on Travel support provides more information on priniciples and rules for such support.

Participation from organizations and institutions

Invitations are sent to relevant UN bodies and relevant international institutions and organizations, as well as to other major groups. The invitation letter from the Norwegian Environment Agency and a list of the institutions and organizations that were initially invited can be found here.

Invitations have also been sent to selected relevant Norwegian institutions and organizations.

Participation from speakers

Potential speakers at the conference will be contacted directly by the Conference Co-chairs and/or the Conference Secretariat. Confirmed speakers must register at the registration link provided by us, so that we get necessary details on travel arrangements etc.

Online participation

There will be opportunities for online participation. Presentations will be streamed live and made available on this home page. Opportunities are also being explored for online interactivity during the conference.