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.
The deadline for registration is set for 31 March 2019.
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 institutions and organizations that have been invited can be found here.
- Invitation letter from the Norwegian Environment Agency to institutions and organizations
List of institutions and organizations that have been invited as of 25 January 2019
Invitations are also 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 below, so that we get necessary details on travel arrangements etc.
Invited participants are kindly requested to complete the following steps in order to complete their registration for the conference:
- Online registration
- Submission of confirmation of nomination (only for representatives from countries)
- Receive confirmation of participation
- Proceed with visa application