Regional preparatory meetings for the face-to-face segment of the 2021/2022 COPs

Similar to the meetings of the conferences of the Parties which will be held in two segments, in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the bureaux agreed that the regional preparatory meetings would be held in two parts: the first part consisting of online meetings which was held prior to the online segment of the 2021/2022 conferences of the Parties, and the second part consisting of 3‐day face‐to‐face meetings which is to be held in 2022 in advance of the face‐to‐face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties.

The objective of the face‐to‐face regional preparatory meetings is to contribute to the successful face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties (COPs) in June 2022 by giving regions the possibility to consult each other in advance of the COPs, consider meeting documents, discuss substantive matters, identify regional priorities and challenges, and facilitate the preparation of regional positions.

The dates, venues and organizers of the meetings are as follows:

The programmes of the meetings have been developed in close consultation with the bureaux members of the concerned regions. Further information on the regional preparatory meetings is available on the above individual meeting webpages.

The regional preparatory meetings for the 2022 face-to-face segment of the meetings of the COPs are organized thanks to the generous financial support provided by the Governments of Norway and Switzerland, as well as the European Union through the Programme on Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP MEAs Programme).

Observers wishing to participate in these meetings should contact the Secretariat as follows: for the Asia-Pacific region, Ms. Andrea Lechner (email:; for the Africa region, Ms. Marylene Beau (email:, for the Eastern Europe region, Mr. Alain Wittig (email:, and for the Latin America and the Caribbean, Ms. Andrea Lechner (email:

Information about the online regional preparatory meetings for the 2021 online segment of the COPs held in May and June 2021 is found here.