UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

Mon, 12 December 2022, 12:00 am GMT

Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as-usual scenarios. The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020 framework process. The framework sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled.

COP 15 will take place December 7 to 19 in Montreal, Canada.

Other ways to get involved with TNFD

Pilot testing

Corporates and financial institutions can independently pilot test the TNFD framework to explore how it would apply in their specific organisational context. In some cases, they can also join industry collaborative efforts. TNFD’s official piloting partners include FSD Africa, Global Canopy, UNEP-FI, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Pilot testing will commence from June 2022.


Consultation Groups

In select countries and regions, a private sector convenor organises informal groups of institutions, named Consultation Groups, that want to participate constructively in the development and adoption of TNFD’s global framework.


Join the TNFD Forum

Organisations who share the vision and mission of the TNFD, and are willing to make themselves available to contribute to the work and mission of the Taskforce, can apply to join the TNFD Forum.

The Forum is open to a broad range of institutional types including companies; financial institutions; public sector institutions, including regulators, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds; academic and research organisations; business associations, inter-governmental organisations, as well as conservation and civil society organisations.